NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Earthlink

(Nasdaq:

ELNK

) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $6.02, below its previous 52-week low of $6.04 with 350,461 shares traded as of 12:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Earthlink has a market cap of $672.1 million and is part of the

technology

sector and

internet

industry. Shares are down 29% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

EarthLink, Inc. provides communications services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates in two segments, Consumer Services and Business Services. The Consumer Services segment offers Internet access and related value-added services. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.9, below the average internet industry P/E ratio of 19.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Earthlink as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Earthlink Ratings Report

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