NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $9.57, below its previous 52-week low of $9.60 with 11 million shares traded as of 3:50 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 13.6 million shares over the past 30 days. Alpha Natural has a market cap of $2.26 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 49.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in producing, processing, and selling steam and metallurgical coal in the United States. The company has mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Wyoming.
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