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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $47.23, above its previous 52-week high of $47.18 with 269,364 shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.6 million shares over the past 30 days. Vulcan has a market cap of $5.46 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 16.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Vulcan Materials Company engages in the production and sale of construction aggregates for the infrastructure industry primarily in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Aggregates, Concrete, Asphalt Mix, and Cement.