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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Aspen Technology (Nasdaq: AZPN) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $17.70, above its previous 52-week high of $17.53 with 680,585 shares traded as of 3:30 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 760,900 shares over the past 30 days. Aspen Technology has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 32% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Aspen Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated process optimization software solutions for manufacturers in process industries, and engineering and construction firms. The company has a P/E ratio of 145.8, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.