Corrections Corporation Of America Stock Hits New 52-Week High (CXW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $39.36, above its previous 52-week high of $39.31 with 2.2 million shares traded as of 12:30 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Corrections Corporation of America has a market cap of $3.79 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Corrections Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Corrections Corporation of America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Corrections Corporation of America Ratings Report.

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