Western Refining Stock Hits New 52-Week High (WNR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Western Refining (NYSE: WNR) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $27.94, above its previous 52-week high of $27.89 with 400,218 shares traded as of 11:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Western Refining has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 107.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Western Refining, Inc. operates as an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products. The company operates in three segments: Refining Group, Wholesale Group, and Retail Group. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 14.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Refining as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Western Refining Ratings Report.

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