Spectra Energy Stock Hits New 52-Week High (SE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $34.72, above its previous 52-week high of $34.15 with 42,681 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Spectra Energy has a market cap of $22.83 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 25.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Spectra Energy Corp, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates a portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets in North America. The company's U.S. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Spectra Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Spectra Energy Ratings Report.

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