-- Silvercorp Metals



) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. 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, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Silvercorp Metals Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of silver mineral properties in China and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.5, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 38 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.3. Silvercorp has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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