Cheniere Energy Reaches New 52-Week High (CQP)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cheniere Energy Partners (AMEX: CQP) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $24.34, above its previous 52-week high of $24.21 with 32,630 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 235,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $629.4 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 32.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P., owns and operates the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal located in western Cameron Parish, Louisiana on the Sabine Pass Channel. The company has a P/E ratio of 79.7, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 35 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cheniere Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Cheniere Energy Ratings Report.

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