NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $12.53, below its previous 52-week low of $12.63 with 1.3 million shares traded as of 1:35 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

GrafTech International has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

GrafTech International Ltd. manufactures and sells synthetic and natural graphite and carbon based products. The company operates in two segments, Industrial Materials and Engineered Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 12.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates GrafTech International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full GrafTech International Ratings Report.

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