NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- PacWest Bancorp (Nasdaq: PACW) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $14.11, below its previous 52-week low of $14.15 with 441,675 shares traded as of 2:55 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 198,200 shares over the past 30 days.

PacWest has a market cap of $559.5 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 29.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

PacWest Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Pacific Western Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to small to medium size businesses, the owners and employees of those businesses, and households primarily in Southern California. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 28.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates PacWest as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full PacWest Ratings Report.

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