NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

AMCOL International Corporation

(NYSE:

ACO

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it traded at $34.88 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $34.79. AMCOL International is changing hands at $34.88 with 7,000 shares traded as of 10:19 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 114,600 shares over the past 30 days.

AMCOL International has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

materials & construction

industry. Shares are up 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Amcol International Corporation focuses on the development and application of minerals and technology products and services to various industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Minerals and Materials, Environmental, Oilfield Services, and Transportation. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.5, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.2.

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TheStreet Ratings rates AMCOL International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full

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