NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

CVR Energy

(NYSE:

CVI

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $21.80 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $21.68. CVR Energy is changing hands at $21.71 with 248,884 shares traded as of 10:07 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

CVR Energy has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are up 36% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

CVR Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, refines and markets transportation fuels in the United States. The company also produces and markets nitrogen fertilizer products. It operates through two segments, Petroleum and Nitrogen Fertilizer. The company has a P/E ratio of 128.9, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.

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TheStreet Ratings rates CVR Energy as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full

CVR Energy Ratings Report

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