NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- AuRico Gold (NYSE: AUQ) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $7.25, below its previous 52-week low of $7.28 with 1.3 million shares traded as of 11:01 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

AuRico has a market cap of $2.24 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 19.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

AuRico Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of gold and silver projects and properties in Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Its principal property includes the Ocampo mine covering approximately 15,000 hectares located in Chihuahua State. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 9.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates AuRico as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income. You can view the full AuRico Ratings Report.

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