NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Ternium

(NYSE:

TX

) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $21.39, below its previous 52-week low of $21.50 with 25,451 shares traded as of 9:41 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 540,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Ternium has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 47.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ternium S.A. engages in manufacturing and processing a range of flat and long steel products for construction, home appliances, capital goods, container, food, energy, and automotive industries. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.1, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 7.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ternium as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, robust revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Ternium Ratings Report

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