NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Horsehead Holding Corporation

(Nasdaq:

ZINC

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $15.58 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $15.45. Horsehead Holding is changing hands at $15.48 with 101,903 shares traded as of 10:01 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 288,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Horsehead Holding has a market cap of $621.9 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are up 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Horsehead Holding Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of zinc and zinc-based products in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.2, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 49.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.6.

TheStreet Ratings rates Horsehead Holding 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full

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