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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Aflac (NYSE: AFL) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $59.61, above its previous 52-week high of $59.57 with 220,138 shares traded as of 10:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.8 million shares over the past 30 days. Aflac has a market cap of $27.59 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products.