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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) -- Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $71.36, above its previous 52-week high of $71.13 with 416,164 shares traded as of 10:27 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.9 million shares over the past 30 days. Duke Energy has a market cap of $49.58 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Duke Energy Corporation operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, Commercial Power, and International Energy. The U.S. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.