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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $45.04, above its previous 52-week high of $45 with 833,219 shares traded as of 3:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.3 million shares over the past 30 days. Big Lots has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 18.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a broad line closeout retailer in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 15.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.