NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it traded at $28.81 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $28.80. Nabors is changing hands at $28.81 with five million shares traded as of 3:27 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.6 million shares over the past 30 days. Nabors has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 19.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Nabors Industries Ltd. operates as a land drilling contractor worldwide. It conducts oil, gas, and geothermal land drilling operations in the United States Lower 48 states, Alaska, Canada, South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Middle East, the Far East, Russia, and Africa. The company has a P/E ratio of 73.5, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 82.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.
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