NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

(NYSE:

PBR.A

) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $20.51, below its previous 52-week low of $20.58 with 4.8 million shares traded as of 2:26 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 7.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $139.4 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are down 37.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. primarily engages in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, trade, and transportation businesses. The company has a P/E ratio of six, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report

.

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