NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Questar (NYSE: STR) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $19.72, above its previous 52-week high of $19.69 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 3:25 p.m. ET. Average volume has been two million shares over the past 30 days. Questar has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Questar Corporation operates as an integrated natural gas holding company. The company develops and produces natural gas and crude oil from its properties located in the Rocky Mountain region, primarily in the Pinedale, Moxa Arch, Vermillion, and Uinta producing areas. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 17.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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