Northeast Utilities Stock Hits New 52-Week High (NU)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $43.71, above its previous 52-week high of $43.68 with 529,498 shares traded as of 2:41 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

Northeast Utilities has a market cap of $13.59 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 Thursday.

Northeast Utilities, a public utility company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy delivery business. It operates in four segments: Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission, Natural Gas Distribution, and Other. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Northeast Utilities as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Northeast Utilities Ratings Report.

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