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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $82.78, above its previous 52-week high of $82.75 with 22,126 shares traded as of 1:45 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 43,700 shares over the past 30 days. Stepan has a market cap of $839.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of specialty and intermediate chemicals to manufacturers in various industries worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.