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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $45.98, above its previous 52-week high of $45.85 with 44,766 shares traded as of 10:39 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 297,200 shares over the past 30 days. FEI has a market cap of $1.68 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 11.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. FEI Company supplies instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis, and prototyping that enable research, development, and manufacturing in industrial, academic, and research institutional applications. The company has a P/E ratio of 19, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 19.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.