NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ternium (NYSE: TX) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $19.61, below its previous 52-week low of $19.73 with 19,255 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 560,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Ternium has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 53.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Ternium S.A. engages in manufacturing and processing a range of flat and long steel products for construction, home appliances, capital goods, container, food, energy, and automotive industries. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 6.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Ternium as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, robust 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 poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Ternium Ratings Report.

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