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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- AmTrust Financial Services (Nasdaq: AFSI) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $28.82, above its previous 52-week high of $28.81 with 139,656 shares traded as of 12:35 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 242,300 shares over the past 30 days. AmTrust Financial Services has a market cap of $1.72 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 20.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, underwrites and provides property and casualty insurance in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 10.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.