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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BB&T (NYSE: BBT) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $30.48, above its previous 52-week high of $30.46 with 2,600 shares traded as of 9:30 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.3 million shares over the past 30 days. BB&T has a market cap of $19.35 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 20.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company for Branch Banking and Trust Company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. The company has a P/E ratio of 16, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 15.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.