NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it traded at $36.63 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $36.49. Harsco is changing hands at $36.60 with 181,807 shares traded as of 10:51 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 763,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Harsco has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 27.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Harsco Corporation provides industrial services and engineered products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 278.5, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 452.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.2.

TheStreet Ratings rates Harsco as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Harsco Ratings Report.

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