Silver Wheaton Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (SLW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE: SLW) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $18.19, below its previous 52-week low of $21.45 with 2.2 million shares traded as of 10:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.9 million shares over the past 30 days.

Silver Wheaton has a market cap of $6.84 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 50.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Silver Wheaton Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as silver and gold streaming company worldwide. The company has 20 long-term purchase agreements associated with silver and gold relating to 23 mining assets. The company has a P/E ratio of 12, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Silver Wheaton as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full Silver Wheaton Ratings Report.

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