NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Golden Minerals (AMEX: AUMN) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 1.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 9.6 times its average daily volume and trading down 54 cents (-2.7%) at $19.68 as of 4:04 p.m. ET.

Golden has a market cap of $312.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 24.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Golden Minerals Company engages in the exploration and development of mining properties, as well as provision of mining services. It owns and controls a diversified portfolio of approximately 30 exploration projects principally in Latin America.

TheStreet Ratings rates Golden as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Golden Ratings Report.

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