NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Brown Shoe Company

(NYSE:

BWS

) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $6.17, below its previous 52-week low of $6.40 with 185,179 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 893,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Brown Shoe has a market cap of $290.9 million and is part of the

services

sector and

specialty retail

industry. Shares are down 53.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Brown Shoe Company, Inc. operates as a footwear retailer and wholesaler primarily in the in the United States, Canada, China, and Guam. It offers licensed, branded, and private-label casual, dress, and athletic footwear products to women, men, and children. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio of 14.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Brown Shoe as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and generally poor debt management. You can view the full

Brown Shoe Ratings Report

.

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