Agnico Eagle Mines Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (AEM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Agnico Eagle Mines (NYSE: AEM) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $30.22, below its previous 52-week low of $30.36 with 901,848 shares traded as of 10:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Agnico Eagle Mines has a market cap of $5.44 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 40.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties in Canada, Finland, and Mexico. It primarily explores for gold, as well as silver, copper, zinc, and lead. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Agnico Eagle Mines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Agnico Eagle Mines Ratings Report.

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