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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $69.97, above its previous 52-week high of $68.75 with 3.9 million shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.2 million shares over the past 30 days. UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $68.25 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 22.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States.