NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Bill Barrett Corporation

(NYSE:

BBG

) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $19.37, below its previous 52-week low of $19.45 with 84,364 shares traded as of 9:55 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Bill Barrett has a market cap of $1.01 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are down 42.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Bill Barrett Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and crude oil in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 19.4 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 robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full

Bill Barrett Ratings Report

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