NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $80.36, above its previous 52-week high of $79.96 with 311,618 shares traded as of 9:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 6.2 million shares over the past 30 days. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $258.91 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 17% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.