NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Chevron (NYSE: CVX) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $111.19, above its previous 52-week high of $110.99 with 7.2 million shares traded as of 4 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 8.8 million shares over the past 30 days. Chevron has a market cap of $212.53 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. It operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 7.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Chevron Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center.