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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $59.66, above its previous 52-week high of $59.60 with 4.3 million shares traded as of 12:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 7.1 million shares over the past 30 days. UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $60.75 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 15.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 12.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.