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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $56.72, above its previous 52-week high of $56.71 with 154,740 shares traded as of 10:51 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 624,000 shares over the past 30 days. Atwood Oceanics has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 21% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Atwood Oceanics, Inc., an offshore drilling contractor, engages in the drilling and completion of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells.