NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $8.59, below its previous 52-week low of $8.61 with 234,538 shares traded as of 12:29 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

BancorpSouth has a market cap of $781.5 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 45% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

BancorpSouth, Inc. operates as the holding company for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals, and small-to-medium sized businesses in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Missouri, and Illinois. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 20.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates BancorpSouth as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full BancorpSouth Ratings Report.

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