I don't know the context of that particular song, but when it comes to naming chords, the octave in which the pitches reside is (usually) irrelevant -- a fact called octave equivalence. This allows you to re-order the notes into any order, to find the chord name. In this case, the perfect 4th (E to A) inverts to a perfect 5 if you drop the A below the E, which gives A C E -- an A minor chord. This is most likely what the chord is.
It's also possible that these notes belong to part of some more advanced chord, and the other notes of the chord are being played by other instruments -- for example, an FMaj7 has the notes F A C E, with the F being played in the bass. Another possibility would be a Cadd6, which is C E G A.
But without knowing about those missing parts, A minor is definitely the best choice.