Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) were gapping down Wednesday morning with an open price 12.9% lower than Tuesday's closing price. The stock closed at $8.66 Tuesday and opened today's trading at $7.54.
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The average volume for Arch Coal has been 15.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Arch Coal has a market cap of $1.77 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 42.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Arch Coal, Inc. engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 417, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Arch Coal as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full Arch Coal Ratings Report. Get more investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE for a limited time only: Get TheStreet Ratings #1 Stock Report NOW!.