Rackspace Hosting Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (RAX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $34.80, below its previous 52-week low of $35.36 with 20,996 shares traded as of 9:30 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Rackspace Hosting has a market cap of $4.93 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 53.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cloud computing services, managing Web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 46.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Rackspace Hosting as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Rackspace Hosting Ratings Report.

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