Cerner Reaches New 52-Week High (CERN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $98.28, above its previous 52-week high of $98.22 with 472,689 shares traded as of 12:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 797,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Cerner has a market cap of $16.66 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 25% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports healthcare information technology, healthcare devices, hardware, and content solutions for healthcare organizations and consumers worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cerner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Cerner Ratings Report.

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