Kraton Performance Polymers Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (KRA)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kraton Performance Polymers Inc (NYSE: KRA) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $15.18, below its previous 52-week low of $15.26 with 243,765 shares traded as of 2:30 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 569,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Kraton Performance Polymers has a market cap of $558.6 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 47.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through its subsidiary, Kraton Polymers LLC, engages in the development, production, and marketing of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and non-SBC products worldwide. The company offers approximately 250 core commercial grades of SBCs. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.3, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Kraton Performance Polymers as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, robust revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full Kraton Performance Polymers Ratings Report.

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