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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Federal Realty Investment (NYSE: FRT) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $98.76, above its previous 52-week high of $98.61 with 279,584 shares traded as of 3:59 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 462,500 shares over the past 30 days. Federal Realty Investment has a market cap of $6.15 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Federal Realty Investment Trust operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.3, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 42.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.