NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Imperial Sugar Company (Nasdaq: IPSU) were gapping down Thursday morning with an open price 14.9% lower than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $4.35 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $3.70.

The average volume for Imperial Sugar has been 343,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Imperial Sugar has a market cap of $54.6 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 66.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Imperial Sugar Company, together with its subsidiaries, processes and markets refined cane sugar in the NAFTA region. It refines, packages, and distributes granulated, powdered, liquid, and brown sugars under Dixie Crystals, Imperial, and Holly brand names, as well as under private labels.

TheStreet Ratings rates Imperial Sugar as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally weak debt management and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Imperial Sugar Ratings Report.

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