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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Vector Group (NYSE: VGR) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $18.37, above its previous 52-week high of $18.36 with 25,064 shares traded as of 9:59 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 431,800 shares over the past 30 days. Vector Group has a market cap of $1.39 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Vector Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, equal to the average tobacco industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.