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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Maximus (NYSE: MMS) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $47.16, above its previous 52-week high of $47.15 with 202,114 shares traded as of 1:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 199,900 shares over the past 30 days. Maximus has a market cap of $1.59 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 21.3, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.