NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

James River Coal Company

(Nasdaq:

JRCC

) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $6.75, below its previous 52-week low of $6.76 with 363,960 shares traded as of 10:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

James River Coal has a market cap of $267.3 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 72.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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James River Coal Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in mining, processing, and selling bituminous, steam, and industrial grade coal in eastern Kentucky and in southern Indiana. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.2, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 7.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates James River Coal as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

James River Coal Ratings Report

.

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