NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Pilgrims Pride Corp (NYSE: PPC) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $5.32, below its previous 52-week high of $9.54 with 179,190 shares traded as of 9:57 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 640,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Pilgrims Pride has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 24.1% year to date as of the previous trading day's close.

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation produces poultry products in the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company has a P/E ratio of 93.5, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.2.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Pilgrims Pride as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full Pilgrims Pride Ratings Report.

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