NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $26.42, above its previous 52-week high of $26.40 with 659,948 shares traded as of 11:01 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.7 million shares over the past 30 days.
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) -- NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $26.42, above its previous 52-week high of $26.40 with 659,948 shares traded as of 11:01 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.7 million shares over the past 30 days. NRG Energy has a market cap of $8.34 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated wholesale power generation and retail electricity company. The company engages in the ownership, development, construction, expansion, modification, refurbishment, and operation of power generation facilities. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates NRG Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full NRG Energy 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.