Cheesecake Factory Reaches New 52-Week High (CAKE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cheesecake Factory (Nasdaq: CAKE) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $40.71, above its previous 52-week high of $38.70 with 285,095 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 819,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Cheesecake Factory has a market cap of $2.02 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated owns and operates upscale, casual dining, full-service restaurants. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cheesecake Factory as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Cheesecake Factory Ratings Report.

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