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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) -- Novartis (NYSE: NVS) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $68.58, above its previous 52-week high of $68.54 with 100,419 shares traded as of 9:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days. Novartis has a market cap of $164.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Novartis AG, through its subsidiaries, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of healthcare products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.