NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $43.24, above its previous 52-week high of $43.22 with 25,546 shares traded as of 10:38 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 238,900 shares over the past 30 days. Southwest Gas has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Southwest Gas Corporation engages in the purchase, distribution, and transportation of natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 18.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Southwest Gas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Southwest Gas Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center.