NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (Nasdaq: KALU) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $42.03, below its previous 52-week low of $42.07 with 72,739 shares traded as of 1:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 167,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Kaiser Aluminum has a market cap of $882.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation produces and sells semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.6, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Kaiser Aluminum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Kaiser Aluminum Ratings Report.

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