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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $33.49, above its previous 52-week high of $33.47 with 767,644 shares traded as of 10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 6.5 million shares over the past 30 days. Williams Companies has a market cap of $20.07 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. The Williams Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in finding, producing, gathering, processing, and transporting natural gas primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 51.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.