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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- EastGroup Properties (NYSE: EGP) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $46.99, above its previous 52-week high of $46.98 with 30,611 shares traded as of 10:59 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 199,600 shares over the past 30 days. EastGroup has a market cap of $1.26 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. EastGroup Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), focuses on the development, acquisition, and operation of industrial properties in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 60.2, equal to the average real estate industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.