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) -- Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $39.45, above its previous 52-week high of $39.39 with 565,877 shares traded as of 12:36 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days. Oasis has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Oasis Petroleum Inc., an independent exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas resources in the Montana and North Dakota regions of the Williston Basin. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Oasis as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 Oasis Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.