NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Lender Processing Services

(NYSE:

LPS

) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $13.74, below its previous 52-week low of $13.76 with one million shares traded as of 3:55 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

Lender Processing Services has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are down 50.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Lender Processing Services, Inc. provides integrated technology and outsourced services to the mortgage lending industry in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Technology, Data, and Analytics; and Loan Transaction Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.4, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 5.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Lender Processing Services as a

hold

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

Lender Processing Services Ratings Report

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