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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $40.43, above its previous 52-week high of $39.84 with 149,056 shares traded as of 10:11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.5 million shares over the past 30 days. Dollar General has a market cap of $13.4 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 28.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Dollar General Corporation operates as a discount retailer of general merchandise in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 20.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.