Atwood Oceanics Stock Hits New 52-Week High (ATW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $56.42, above its previous 52-week high of $56.40 with 281,965 shares traded as of 2:26 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 606,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Atwood Oceanics has a market cap of $3.61 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Atwood Oceanics, Inc., an offshore drilling contractor, engages in the drilling and completion of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Atwood Oceanics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Atwood Oceanics Ratings Report.

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