NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Frontier Oil Corporation (NYSE: FTO) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $33.43, above its previous 52-week high of $33.37 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 11:52 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Frontier Oil has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 81.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Frontier Oil Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining crude oil and marketing refined petroleum products. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Frontier Oil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Frontier Oil Ratings Report.

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