Walter Energy Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (WLT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 6.2 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $2.55 (-6.9%) at $34.21 as of 3:01 p.m. ET.

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Walter Energy has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walter Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Walter Energy Ratings Report.

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