NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (Nasdaq: KALU) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $53.84, above its previous 52-week high of $53.65 with 7,617 shares traded as of 10:01 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 168,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Kaiser Aluminum has a market cap of $1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation produces and sells semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 60.8, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Kaiser Aluminum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Kaiser Aluminum Ratings Report.

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