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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ametek (NYSE: AME) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $49.94, above its previous 52-week high of $49.71 with 75,797 shares traded as of 9:55 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 617,200 shares over the past 30 days. Ametek has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 16.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company operates in two segments, Electronic Instruments Group and Electromechanical Group. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.