NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

DPL Incorporated

(NYSE:

DPL

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $30.24, above its previous 52-week high of $30.21 with 2.1 million shares traded as of 12:01 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 726,200 shares over the past 30 days.

DPL has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the

utilities

sector and

utilities

industry. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

DPL Inc., through its subsidiary, The Dayton Power and Light Company, operates as a regional electric energy and utility company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, equal to the average utilities industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.4.

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TheStreet Ratings rates DPL as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

DPL Ratings Report

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