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Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Life Technologies (Nasdaq: LIFE) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $50.88, above its previous 52-week high of $50.84 with 98,844 shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.6 million shares over the past 30 days. Life has a market cap of $8.64 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 26.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Life Technologies Corporation operates as a global life sciences company. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 20.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.