NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- First American Financial (NYSE: FAF) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $11.72, below its previous 52-week low of $11.76 with 22,740 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 850,200 shares over the past 30 days.

First American Financial has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 19.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

First American Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Title Insurance and Services, and Specialty Insurance. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 14.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates First American Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. You can view the full First American Financial Ratings Report.

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