NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $23.07, above its previous 52-week high of $23 with 602,986 shares traded as of 3:55 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 500,300 shares over the past 30 days. Aqua America has a market cap of $3.13 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 20.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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