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) -- Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $53.17, above its previous 52-week high of $53.06 with 316,759 shares traded as of 9:56 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.1 million shares over the past 30 days. Eaton has a market cap of $17.76 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 20.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Eaton Corporation operates as a diversified power management company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Eaton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Eaton Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade.