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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

STR Holdings

(NYSE:

STRI

) were gapping down Wednesday morning with an open price 11% lower than Tuesday's closing price. The stock closed at $6.26 Tuesday and opened today's trading at $5.57.

The average volume for STR has been 304,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. STR has a market cap of $420.2 million and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

consumer non-durables

industry. Shares are down 23.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

STR Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of encapsulants to the solar module industry. The encapsulants are used in the production of solar modules. The company operates in two segments, Solar and Quality Assurance (QA). The company has a P/E ratio of 6.8, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 5.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates STR as a

sell

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

STR Ratings Report

.

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