Walter Energy Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (WLT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $31.12, below its previous 52-week low of $31.33 with 651,462 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Walter Energy has a market cap of $2.04 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 46% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry primarily in the United States. The company also produces thermal and industrial coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke, coal bed methane gas, and other related products. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 8.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walter Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full Walter Energy Ratings Report.

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