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 Friday with 7.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $1.56 (-8.2%) at $17.44 as of 3:40 p.m. ET.

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Walter Energy has a market cap of $1.16 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 47% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry. It 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 deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Walter Energy Ratings Report.

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