AutoZone Reaches New 52-Week High (AZO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $403.06, above its previous 52-week high of $402.10 with 61,247 shares traded as of 10:41 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 407,200 shares over the past 30 days.

AutoZone has a market cap of $13.85 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

AutoZone, Inc. engages in retailing and distributing automotive replacement parts and accessories. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates AutoZone as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full AutoZone Ratings Report.

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