Shaw Group Reaches New 52-Week High (SHAW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shaw Group (NYSE: SHAW) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $43.71, above its previous 52-week high of $43.70 with 354,354 shares traded as of 10:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Shaw Group has a market cap of $2.84 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 60.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Shaw Group Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 538.2, below the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 717.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Shaw Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full Shaw Group Ratings Report.

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