NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $196.72, above its previous 52-week high of $194.90 with 1.8 million shares traded as of 10:15 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.1 million shares over the past 30 days. International Business Machines has a market cap of $226.21 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of 14.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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