Alpha Natural Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (ANR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $5.50, below its previous 52-week low of $5.75 with 4.9 million shares traded as of 10:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 16.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

Alpha Natural has a market cap of $1.31 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 70.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alpha Natural as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. You can view the full Alpha Natural Ratings Report.

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