Newmont Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (NEM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 11.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $1.39 (-3.1%) at $43.16 as of 3:16 p.m. ET.

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Newmont has a market cap of $22.05 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of gold and copper properties. The company's assets or operations are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, New Zealand, and Mexico. The company has a P/E ratio of 104.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newmont as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Newmont Ratings Report.

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