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 Thursday as it is currently trading at $115.62, above its previous 52-week high of $115.59 with 477,233 shares traded as of 1:30 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 912,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Noble Energy has a market cap of $20.34 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily in the United States, West Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Noble Energy Ratings Report.

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