NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Western Refining

(NYSE:

WNR

) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $21.71, above its previous 52-week high of $21.61 with 1.3 million shares traded as of 12:12 p.m. ET. Average volume has been four million shares over the past 30 days.

Western Refining has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are up 96.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Western Refining, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and the Mid-Atlantic region. The company operates in three groups: Refining group, Retail group, and Wholesale group. The company has a P/E ratio of 72.9, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Western Refining as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Western Refining Ratings Report

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