NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- STEC (Nasdaq: STEC) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $8.04, below its previous 52-week low of $8.05 with 278,699 shares traded as of 1:05 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 700,900 shares over the past 30 days. STEC has a market cap of $383.4 million and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. STEC, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets enterprise-class solid-state drives (SSDs), flash cards, and flash modules for use in high-performance enterprise applications, and high-density DRAM modules for networking, communications, and industrial applications. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, equal to the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates STEC as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full STEC Ratings Report. See all 52-week low stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center.