Cree Stock Hits New 52-Week High (CREE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $43.83, above its previous 52-week high of $43.79 with 1.5 million shares traded as of 12:21 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Cree has a market cap of $5.05 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 27.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cree, Inc. develops and manufactures lighting-class light emitting diode (LED) products, lighting products, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications. The company has a P/E ratio of 90.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cree as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full Cree Ratings Report.

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