NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- General Motors (NYSE: GM) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $35.77, above its previous 52-week high of $35.49 with 862,297 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 14.2 million shares over the past 30 days. General has a market cap of $48 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 22.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. General Motors Company (GM) designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide.