NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- James River Coal Company (Nasdaq: JRCC) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $15.02, below its previous 52-week low of $15.36 with 115,162 shares traded as of 9:59 a.m. ET. Average volume has been one million shares over the past 30 days. James River Coal has a market cap of $623 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 39% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. James River Coal Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in mining, processing, and selling bituminous, steam, and industrial grade coal in eastern Kentucky and in southern Indiana. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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