NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Pilgrims Pride Corp

(NYSE:

PPC

) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $5.27, below its previous 52-week high of $8.61 with 532,925 shares traded as of 3:52 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 666,800 shares over the past 30 days.

Pilgrims Pride has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are down 23.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation produces poultry products in the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company has a P/E ratio of 95.7, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Pilgrims Pride as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full

Pilgrims Pride Ratings Report

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