NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Nexen (NYSE: NXY) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $15.06, below its previous 52-week low of $15.13 with 191,324 shares traded as of 9:56 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Nexen has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 32.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Nexen Inc. operates as an independent energy company worldwide. Its Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and related products. This segment primarily operates onshore in Yemen and Canada, and offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the U.K. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 29.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Nexen as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins 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, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Nexen Ratings Report.

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