NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $57.90, above its previous 52-week high of $57.90 with 5.7 million shares traded as of 12:06 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 15.1 million shares over the past 30 days. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $196.3 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company's Walmart U.S. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 12.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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