NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Kraton Performance Polymers Inc

(NYSE:

KRA

) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $20.79, below its previous 52-week low of $21.04 with 213,613 shares traded as of 11:54 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 618,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Kraton Performance Polymers has a market cap of $698.4 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are down 31.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through its subsidiary, Kraton Polymers LLC, produces styrenic block copolymers (SBC) for use in industrial and consumer applications worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.6, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Kraton Performance Polymers as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, robust revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Kraton Performance Polymers Ratings Report

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