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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Primerica (NYSE: PRI) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $26.39, above its previous 52-week high of $26.15 with 55,407 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 346,500 shares over the past 30 days. Primerica has a market cap of $1.84 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Primerica, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution of financial products on behalf of third parties to middle income households in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 10 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.