NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Wisconsin Energy Corporation

(NYSE:

WEC

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $37.48, above its previous 52-week high of $37.45 with one million shares traded as of 3:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Wisconsin Energy has a market cap of $8.58 billion and is part of the

utilities

sector and

utilities

industry. Shares are up 6.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Wisconsin Energy Corporation engages in the generation, distribution, and sale of electric energy and steam. The company also involves in the purchase, distribution, and sale of natural gas to retail customers, as well as in the transportation of customer-owned natural gas in Wisconsin. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 16.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Wisconsin Energy as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. 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

Wisconsin Energy Ratings Report

.

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