NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sa (NYSE: SBS) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it traded at $55.61 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $55.15. Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sa is changing hands at $54.75 with 218,795 shares traded as of 3:37 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 284,900 shares over the past 30 days.

Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sa has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo provides basic and environmental sanitation services and sewage treatment services, as well as supplies treated water in the state of Sao Paulo. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.7, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 6.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 15.8.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sa as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sa Ratings Report.

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