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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $31.65, above its previous 52-week high of $31.63 with three million shares traded as of 11:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 15.3 million shares over the past 30 days. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $37.27 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 24.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers a range of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.