Buenaventura Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (BVN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Buenaventura Mining Company (NYSE: BVN) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $20.14, below its previous 52-week low of $20.19 with 72,178 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Buenaventura has a market cap of $5.49 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 41.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 seven, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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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