NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $79.27, above its previous 52-week high of $78.86 with 16,613 shares traded as of 10:11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 38,500 shares over the past 30 days. Stepan has a market cap of $777.1 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Stepan Company engages in the production and sale of specialty and intermediate chemicals. The company operates in three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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