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Arch Coal



) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $6.66, below its previous 52-week low of $6.77 with 1.3 million shares traded as of 10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 12.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Arch Coal has a market cap of $1.56 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 52.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Arch Coal, Inc. engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 16.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Arch Coal as a


. Among the primary strengths of the company is its robust revenue growth -- not just in the most recent periods but in previous quarters as well. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full

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