NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Bill Barrett Corporation

(NYSE:

BBG

) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $32.14, below its previous 52-week low of $32.36 with 621,149 shares traded as of 3:09 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 866,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Bill Barrett has a market cap of $1.55 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are down 20% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Bill Barrett Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and crude oil principally in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. Bill Barrett Corporation was founded in 2002 and is based in Denver, Colorado. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Bill Barrett 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, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

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