Pinnacle West Stock Hits New 52-Week High (PNW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE: PNW) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $58.05, above its previous 52-week high of $58.01 with 281,554 shares traded as of 2:31 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 671,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Pinnacle West has a market cap of $6.33 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, through its subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company, provides retail and wholesale electric services primarily in the State of Arizona. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Pinnacle West as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Pinnacle West Ratings Report.

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