NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Rex Energy Corporation

(Nasdaq:

REXX

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $15.65, above its previous 52-week high of $15.64 with 143,084 shares traded as of 10:11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Rex Energy has a market cap of $625.1 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Rex Energy Corporation operates as an independent oil and gas company in the Appalachian, Illinois, and Denver-Julesburg Basins.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Rex Energy as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full

Rex Energy Ratings Report

.

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