NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BPZ Resources (NYSE: BPZ) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $3.01, below its previous 52-week high of $6.83 with 1.7 million shares traded as of 1:16 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

BPZ has a market cap of $413 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 30% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

BPZ Resources, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in Peru and Ecuador.
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TheStreet Ratings rates BPZ as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full BPZ Ratings Report.

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