NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Yongye International (Nasdaq: YONG) hit a new 52-week low Wednesday as it traded at $5.30 compared with its previous 52-Week low of $5.57. Yongye International is changing hands at $5.43 with 811,595 shares traded as of 9:57 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 732,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Yongye International has a market cap of $307.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 24.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Yongye International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the research and development, manufacturing, and distribution of fulvic acid based liquid and powder nutrient compounds for plant and animal feed used in the agriculture industry in the People's Republic of China. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.9, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.1.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Yongye International as hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full Yongye International Ratings Report.

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