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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Maximus (NYSE: MMS) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $42.98, above its previous 52-week high of $42.77 with 171,077 shares traded as of 1:30 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 196,600 shares over the past 30 days. Maximus has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process outsourcing services to government health and human services agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 18.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.