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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cadence Design Systems (Nasdaq: CDNS) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $11.78, above its previous 52-week high of $11.72 with 5.1 million shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.7 million shares over the past 30 days. Cadence Design Systems has a market cap of $2.92 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Cadence Design Systems, Inc. develops electronic design automation software and hardware for customers worldwide. Its products and services are used to design and develop integrated circuits (ICs), and electronics systems. The company has a P/E ratio of 117.3, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 134.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.