NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Almaden Minerals

(AMEX:

AAU

) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 2.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading down 44 cents (-11.4%) at $3.43 as of 1:35 p.m. ET.

Almaden has a market cap of $222.9 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 15.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Almaden Minerals Ltd., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

TheStreet Ratings rates Almaden as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full

Almaden Ratings Report

.

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