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.
TheStreet Ratings rates Wintrust Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Wintrust Financial Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center.