NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE: EXM) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $4.03, below its previous 52-week high of $7.50 with 595,634 shares traded as of 11:41 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 793,500 shares over the past 30 days. Excel Maritime Carriers has a market cap of $363.6 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 25.8% 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 1.4, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.5.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Excel Maritime Carriers as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Excel Maritime Carriers Ratings Report. See all 52-week low stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center.