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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shire (Nasdaq: SHPG) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $102.11, above its previous 52-week high of $102.04 with 205,577 shares traded as of 11:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 615,300 shares over the past 30 days. Shire has a market cap of $18.33 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Shire plc, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research and development, manufacture, sale, and distribution of pharmaceutical products. It operates in three segments: Specialty Pharmaceuticals (SP), Human Genetic Therapies (HGT), and Regenerative Medicine (RM).