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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) -- Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE: ETE) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $61, above its previous 52-week high of $60.24 with 315,848 shares traded as of 10:21 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 705,100 shares over the past 30 days. Energy Transfer Equity has a market cap of $16.46 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 30.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., through its subsidiaries, provides diversified energy-related services in the United States. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. The company has a P/E ratio of 50.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.