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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $19.71, below its previous 52-week low of $19.90 with 53,216 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 785,800 shares over the past 30 days. Harsco has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 22.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Harsco Corporation provides engineered solutions to industrial customers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Harsco Infrastructure, Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Rail, and Harsco Industrial. The company has a P/E ratio of 87.6, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 104.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.