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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ultrapar Holdings (NYSE: UGP) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $20.59, above its previous 52-week high of $20.57 with 77,852 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 371,000 shares over the past 30 days. Ultrapar has a market cap of $10.72 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Ultrapar Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the petrochemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 46.9, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 19.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.