Buenaventura Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (BVN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Buenaventura Mining Company (NYSE: BVN) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 2.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $1.92 (-8.2%) at $21.63 as of 3:05 p.m. ET.

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Buenaventura has a market cap of $6.09 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 34.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Compa ia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., a precious metals company, engages in the exploration, mining, and processing of gold and silver in Peru. It also explores for other metals, including zinc, lead, and copper. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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

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