Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $24.55, above its previous 52-week high of $24.49 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 12:16 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.8 million shares over the past 30 days. Tyson has a market cap of $6.89 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products worldwide. It operates in four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Tyson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Tyson Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.