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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $67.72, above its previous 52-week high of $67.68 with 2.6 million shares traded as of 4 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.5 million shares over the past 30 days. Starbucks has a market cap of $50.01 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 25.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. As of September 30, 2012, the company operated 9,405 company-operated stores and 8,661 licensed stores.