NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Century Aluminum Company (Nasdaq: CENX) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $8.39, below its previous 52-week low of $8.72 with 169,647 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Century Aluminum has a market cap of $875.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 42.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Century Aluminum Company, through its subsidiaries, produces primary aluminum in the United States, Iceland, and internationally. The company offers molten aluminum, as well as standard-grade ingot, extrusion billet, and other value-added primary aluminum products. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, 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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TheStreet Ratings rates Century Aluminum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full Century Aluminum Ratings Report.

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