NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE: EXM) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it traded at $4.35 compared with its previous 52-Week low of $4.51. Excel Maritime Carriers is changing hands at $4.41 with 102,758 shares traded as of 9:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 782,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Excel Maritime Carriers has a market cap of $368.5 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. provides sea borne dry bulk cargo transportation services worldwide. The company transports various types of cargo, including iron ore, coal and grain, steel products, fertilizers, cement, bauxite, and sugar and scrap metal. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 1.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.1.

TheStreet Ratings rates Excel Maritime Carriers as hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Excel Maritime Carriers Ratings Report.

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