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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq: HBHC) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $36.61, above its previous 52-week high of $36.49 with 198,918 shares traded as of 2:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 520,600 shares over the past 30 days. Hancock Holding has a market cap of $2.89 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Hancock Holding Company, a financial holding company, provides various banking and financial services in south Mississippi, Louisiana, South Alabama, and Florida. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 23.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.