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) -- Ameren (NYSE: AEE) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $36.36, above its previous 52-week high of $36.35 with 403,535 shares traded as of 2:55 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.7 million shares over the past 30 days. Ameren has a market cap of $8.76 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois, and Merchant Generation.