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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) -- Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $14.68, below its previous 52-week low of $16.81 with 855,853 shares traded as of 10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 8.2 million shares over the past 30 days. Peabody Energy has a market cap of $4.05 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 45.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Peabody Energy Corporation engages in the mining of coal. The company operates through Western U.S. Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Australian Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other segments.