NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Pepco Holdings

(NYSE:

POM

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $20.37, above its previous 52-week high of $20.36 with 152,624 shares traded as of 10:25 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.9 million shares over the past 30 days.

Pepco has a market cap of $4.56 billion and is part of the

utilities

sector and

utilities

industry. Shares are up 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Pepco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity. The company also distributes and supplies natural gas. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 16.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Pepco as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

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