NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile (NYSE: SQM) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $66.45, above its previous 52-week high of $66.05 with 189,437 shares traded as of 10:47 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 536,400 shares over the past 30 days. Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 13% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. engages in the production and sale of fertilizers and specialty chemicals in Chile and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.3, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 41.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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