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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $93.85, above its previous 52-week high of $93.43 with 14,059 shares traded as of 11:45 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 31,400 shares over the past 30 days. Stepan has a market cap of $925.4 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of specialty and intermediate chemicals to manufacturers in various industries worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.