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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Molycorp

(NYSE:

MCP

) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 19.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading down 97 cents (-8%) at $11.26 as of 3 p.m. ET.

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Molycorp has a market cap of $1.18 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 55.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Molycorp, Inc., a development stage company, engages in the production and sale of rare earth oxides in the western hemisphere.

TheStreet Ratings rates Molycorp as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Molycorp Ratings Report

.

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