NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

ITT Educational Services

(NYSE:

ESI

) hit a new 52-week low Wednesday as it is currently trading at $53.62, below its previous 52-week low of $53.89 with 181,895 shares traded as of 1:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 624,700 shares over the past 30 days.

ITT Educational Services has a market cap of $1.45 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are down 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides postsecondary degree programs in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.8, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates ITT Educational Services as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and generally poor debt management. You can view the full

ITT Educational Services Ratings Report

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