Range Stock Hits New 52-Week High (RRC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $79.55, above its previous 52-week high of $79.51 with 261,138 shares traded as of 9:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Range has a market cap of $12.64 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 25.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Range Resources Corporation operates as an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and oil company. It engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and oil properties primarily in the Appalachian and southwestern regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 970.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Range as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. 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 Range Ratings Report.

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