NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- James River Coal Company (Nasdaq: JRCC) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $6.75, below its previous 52-week low of $6.76 with 363,960 shares traded as of 10:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

James River Coal has a market cap of $267.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 72.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 7.2, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 7.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates James River Coal as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full James River Coal Ratings Report.

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