NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ameren (NYSE: AEE) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $34.23, above its previous 52-week high of $34.10 with 191,468 shares traded as of 10:09 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.4 million shares over the past 30 days. Ameren has a market cap of $8.09 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding company in Missouri and Illinois, the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 54.7, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 175.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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