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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $40.13, above its previous 52-week high of $40.10 with 138,321 shares traded as of 12:53 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 541,000 shares over the past 30 days. Cleco has a market cap of $2.25 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Cleco Corporation operates as a utility holding company in Louisiana. The company, through its subsidiary, Cleco Power, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to approximately 279,000 customers in 108 communities in central and southeastern Louisiana. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 12.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.