NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of China Shen Zhou Mining & Resources (AMEX: SHZ) were gapping down Tuesday morning with an open price 10.8% lower than Monday's closing price. The stock closed at $3.78 Monday and opened today's trading at $3.37.

The average volume for China Shen Zhou Mining has been 4.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. China Shen Zhou Mining has a market cap of $115.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 55% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

China Shen Zhou Mining & Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in exploring, developing, mining, processing, and distributing fluorite ore, zinc, copper, lead, and other nonferrous metals. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.2, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 10.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.1.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Shen Zhou Mining as hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally poor debt management. You can view the full China Shen Zhou Mining Ratings Report.

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