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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- ANSYS (Nasdaq: ANSS) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $66.75, above its previous 52-week high of $66.69 with 23,754 shares traded as of 10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 316,700 shares over the past 30 days. ANSYS has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 15.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and technologies used by engineers, designers, researchers, and students in aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, electronics, biomedical, energy, and defense industries and academia worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.1, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 33.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.