NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shaw Group (NYSE: SHAW) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it traded at $41.62 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $41.58. Shaw Group is changing hands at $41.52 with 411,203 shares traded as of 12:47 p.m. ET. Average volume has been one million shares over the past 30 days.

Shaw Group has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Shaw Group Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.4, below the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 35.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 21.5.

TheStreet Ratings rates Shaw Group 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 increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally poor debt management. You can view the full Shaw Group Ratings Report.

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