NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $18.73, below its previous 52-week low of $18.85 with 225,922 shares traded as of 10:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 809,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Harsco has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 31.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 79.8, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 95 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Harsco as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Harsco Ratings Report.

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