NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $61.91, above its previous 52-week high of $61.77 with 97,379 shares traded as of 9:55 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.2 million shares over the past 30 days. Noble Energy has a market cap of $21.89 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 21.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily in the United States, West Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean.
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