Newmont Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (NEM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $30.71, below its previous 52-week low of $31.33 with 863,544 shares traded as of 9:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 8.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Newmont has a market cap of $16.01 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 32% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of gold and copper properties. The company's assets or operations are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Mexico, and New Zealand. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Newmont as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Newmont Ratings Report.

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