NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

USEC

(NYSE:

USU

) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $3.89, below its previous 52-week high of $6.35 with 623,904 shares traded as of 11:12 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

USEC has a market cap of $503.5 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 33.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

USEC Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies low enriched uranium (LEU) to commercial nuclear power plants in the United States and internationally. The company sells the separative work units (SWU) component of LEU; the SWU and uranium components of LEU; and uranium. The company has a P/E ratio of 85.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates USEC as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

USEC Ratings Report

.

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