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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Wintrust Financial (Nasdaq: WTFC) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $36.70, above its previous 52-week high of $36.62 with 20,504 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 284,700 shares over the past 30 days. Wintrust Financial has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 28.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Wintrust Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in community banking, specialty finance, and wealth management operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.