NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Innospec

(Nasdaq:

IOSP

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $37.60, above its previous 52-week high of $36.44 with 45,179 shares traded as of 10:11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 132,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Innospec has a market cap of $830.6 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are up 77.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Innospec Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, blending, and marketing of fuel additives and other specialty chemicals to oil refineries, and other chemical and industrial companies worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Innospec as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Innospec Ratings Report

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