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El Paso Corporation



) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it traded at $18.68 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $18.52. El Paso is changing hands at $18.67 with 136,122 shares traded as of 9:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 8.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

El Paso has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and


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industry. Shares are up 34.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

El Paso Corporation operates in the natural gas transmission, and exploration and production sectors of the energy industry primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of six, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 13.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.6.

TheStreet Ratings rates El Paso as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

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