NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- James River Coal Company (Nasdaq: JRCC) hit a new 52-week low Wednesday as it is currently trading at $2.16, below its previous 52-week low of $2.20 with 2.3 million shares traded as of 3:10 p.m. ET. Average volume has been two million shares over the past 30 days.

James River Coal has a market cap of $81.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 66.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

James River Coal Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in mining, processing, and selling thermal and metallurgical coal in eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia, and southern Indiana.

TheStreet Ratings rates James River Coal as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full James River Coal Ratings Report.

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