Allegheny Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (ATI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Allegheny Technologies (NYSE: ATI) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 3.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down 62 cents (-2.3%) at $26.91 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Allegheny has a market cap of $2.94 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated engages in the production and sale of specialty metals worldwide. It operates in three segments: High Performance Metals, Flat-Rolled Products, and Engineered Products. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Allegheny as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Allegheny Ratings Report.

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