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Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Royal Gold (Nasdaq: RGLD) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $48.78, below its previous 52-week low of $50.02 with 41,012 shares traded as of 9:30 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 975,800 shares over the past 30 days. Royal has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 35% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Royal Gold, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition and management of precious metals royalties and similar production based interests. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.