Nationstar Reaches New 52-Week High (NSM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NYSE: NSM) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $39.41, above its previous 52-week high of $39.40 with 1.7 million shares traded as of 2:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Nationstar has a market cap of $3 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

National Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor company, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and sub-systems. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Nationstar Ratings Report.

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