Energen Stock Hits New 52-Week High (EGN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Energen (NYSE: EGN) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $56.41, above its previous 52-week high of $56.36 with 156,195 shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 596,800 shares over the past 30 days.

Energen has a market cap of $4.01 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 23% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Energen Corporation, an energy holding company, engages in the development, acquisition, exploration, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the continental United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Energen as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. You can view the full Energen Ratings Report.

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