NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Encana

(NYSE:

ECA

) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $19.47, below its previous 52-week low of $19.50 with 2.1 million shares traded as of 1:40 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Encana has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are down 32.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Encana Corporation engages in the exploration for, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily in Canada and the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 19.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Encana as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth 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, disappointing return on equity and generally poor debt management. You can view the full

Encana Ratings Report

.

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