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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Nelnet (NYSE: NNI) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $26.22, above its previous 52-week high of $26.21 with 19,262 shares traded as of 12:59 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 113,700 shares over the past 30 days. Nelnet has a market cap of $879.8 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Nelnet, Inc., an education services company, focuses on providing fee-based processing services, and education-related products and services in the areas of loan financing, loan servicing, payment processing, and enrollment services. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.7, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 5.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.