NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $40.36, above its previous 52-week high of $40.35 with 257,567 shares traded as of 11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days. Wisconsin Energy has a market cap of $9.21 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Wisconsin Energy Corporation generates and distributes electric energy, as well as distributes natural gas. It generates electricity from coal, natural gas, wind, and hydro sources. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 17.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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