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Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $34.66, above its previous 52-week high of $34.63 with 2.4 million shares traded as of 1:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 6.4 million shares over the past 30 days. Williams Companies has a market cap of $21.14 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. The Williams Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in finding, producing, gathering, processing, and transporting natural gas primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 53.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.