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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) -- Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $68.34, above its previous 52-week high of $68.31 with 134,015 shares traded as of 12:41 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 560,400 shares over the past 30 days. Valspar has a market cap of $6.07 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. The Valspar Corporation manufactures and distributes various coatings, paints, and related products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Coatings and Paints. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.