Noble Energy Reaches New 52-Week High (NBL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $107.38, above its previous 52-week high of $107.28 with 79,122 shares traded as of 9:55 a.m. ET. Average volume has been one million shares over the past 30 days.

Noble Energy has a market cap of $18.97 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Noble Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States, West Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, the North Sea, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Noble Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Noble Energy Ratings Report.

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