Noble Stock Hits New 52-Week High (NE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $41.59, above its previous 52-week high of $41.49 with 705,439 shares traded as of 10:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been four million shares over the past 30 days.

Noble has a market cap of $10.11 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 16.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Noble Corporation operates as an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The company offers contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Noble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Noble Ratings Report.

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