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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $47.65, above its previous 52-week high of $47.62 with 2.2 million shares traded as of 1:50 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.2 million shares over the past 30 days. Dollar General has a market cap of $15.67 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Dollar General Corporation operates as a discount retailer primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.