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Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- NiSource (NYSE: NI) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $27.45, above its previous 52-week high of $27.44 with 2.1 million shares traded as of 2:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.5 million shares over the past 30 days. NiSource has a market cap of $8.37 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. NiSource Inc., an energy holding company, through its subsidiaries, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services. It operates in three segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Transmission and Storage Operations, and Electric Operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.