NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Alleghany Corp DEL (Nasdaq: Y) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $338.98, above its previous 52-week high of $338.95 with 8,102 shares traded as of 11:15 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 127,100 shares over the past 30 days. Alleghany Corp DEL has a market cap of $5.62 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 17.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Alleghany Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the property and casualty, and surety insurance business in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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