FirstEnergy Reaches New 52-Week High (FE)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $46.61, above its previous 52-week high of $46.59 with 895,995 shares traded as of 12:25 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

FirstEnergy has a market cap of $19.21 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

FirstEnergy Corp. operates as a diversified energy company. The company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, equal to the average utilities industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates FirstEnergy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full FirstEnergy Ratings Report.

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