Mercadolibre Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MELI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Mercadolibre (Nasdaq: MELI) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $124.54, above its previous 52-week high of $124.40 with 294,277 shares traded as of 12 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 586,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Mercadolibre has a market cap of $5.27 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 51.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide users with mechanisms for buying, selling, paying, collecting, generating leads, and comparing listings through e-commerce transactions. The company has a P/E ratio of 53, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Mercadolibre as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Mercadolibre Ratings Report.

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