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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Gilead (Nasdaq: GILD) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $58.09, above its previous 52-week high of $58.06 with 2.3 million shares traded as of 10:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 11.4 million shares over the past 30 days. Gilead has a market cap of $87.16 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 55.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes human therapeutics for the treatment of life threatening diseases in North America, Europe, and Asia.