NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

USEC

(NYSE:

USU

) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $1.94, below its previous 52-week low of $1.95 with 606,679 shares traded as of 12:36 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

USEC has a market cap of $244 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 66.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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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.

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TheStreet Ratings rates USEC as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally weak debt management. You can view the full

USEC Ratings Report

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