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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Woodward (Nasdaq: WWD) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $45.83, above its previous 52-week high of $45.80 with 135,760 shares traded as of 12:04 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 414,300 shares over the past 30 days. Woodward has a market cap of $2.94 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Woodward, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services energy control and optimization solutions for the aerospace and energy markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 22.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.