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 Wednesday as it is currently trading at $45.42, above its previous 52-week high of $45.41 with 889,630 shares traded as of 3:10 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Shaw Group has a market cap of $3.01 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 68.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Shaw Group Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Shaw Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Shaw Group Ratings Report.

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