NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $38.26, above its previous 52-week high of $38.22 with 120,581 shares traded as of 11:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 118,700 shares over the past 30 days.

AMCOL International has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Amcol International Corporation focuses on the development and application of minerals and technology products and services to various industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Minerals and Materials, Environmental, Oilfield Services, and Transportation. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates AMCOL International as a 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 solid stock price performance. 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 AMCOL International Ratings Report.

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