Eldorado Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (EGO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Eldorado Gold (NYSE: EGO) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $6.40, below its previous 52-week low of $6.58 with 728,743 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Eldorado has a market cap of $5.04 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 47.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Eldorado Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, mining, and production of gold properties in Turkey, China, Greece, Brazil, and Romania. The company also explores for iron, silver, lead, zinc, and copper ores. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Eldorado 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full Eldorado Ratings Report.

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