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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) -- Aflac (NYSE: AFL) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $50.60, above its previous 52-week high of $50.46 with 529,846 shares traded as of 10:26 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.5 million shares over the past 30 days. Aflac has a market cap of $23.22 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 15.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 8.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.