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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $18.57, above its previous 52-week high of $18.55 with 334,396 shares traded as of 3:10 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 323,700 shares over the past 30 days. LivePerson has a market cap of $1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 35.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. LivePerson, Inc. provides online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company has a P/E ratio of 79, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 82.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.