NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sa

(NYSE:

SBS

) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $71.63, above its previous 52-week high of $70.90 with 39,644 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 206,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sa has a market cap of $7.06 billion and is part of the

utilities

sector and

utilities

industry. Shares are up 24.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Companhia de Saneamento B sico do Estado de Sao Paulo - SABESP provides water and sewage services to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in the State of Sao Paulo. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, equal to the average utilities industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sa as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sa Ratings Report

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