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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BB&T (NYSE: BBT) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $31.96, above its previous 52-week high of $31.94 with 798,154 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been six million shares over the past 30 days. BB&T has a market cap of $21.39 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 25.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 14.9, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 16.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.