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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $5.31, below its previous 52-week low of $5.32 with 5.2 million shares traded as of 1:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 8.9 million shares over the past 30 days. Hecla has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 52.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the discovery, acquisition, development, production, and marketing of silver, gold, lead, and zinc. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.