NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ameren (NYSE: AEE) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $31.47, above its previous 52-week high of $31.44 with 368,595 shares traded as of 10:25 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.5 million shares over the past 30 days. Ameren has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Ameren Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility company in Missouri and Illinois, the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 80.6, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 82.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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