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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $73.57, above its previous 52-week high of $73.56 with 173,811 shares traded as of 9:55 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.1 million shares over the past 30 days. Prudential Financial has a market cap of $33.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 36.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services to both individual and institutional customers in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.