NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Nstar

(NYSE:

NST

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it traded at $46.30 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $46.26. Nstar is changing hands at $46.33 with 81,792 shares traded as of 12:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 360,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Nstar has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the

utilities

sector and

utilities

industry. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

NSTAR, through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution, transmission, and sale of energy in Massachusetts. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 13.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.1.

  • Practice your NST trading strategies and win cash in our stock game.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nstar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Nstar Ratings Report

.

See all

52-week high stocks

or get investment ideas from our

investment research center

.

null