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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Energy Partners (NYSE: EPL) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $10.29, below its previous 52-week low of $10.36 with 466,615 shares traded as of 4:03 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 295,900 shares over the past 30 days. Energy has a market cap of $461.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 25.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Energy Partners, Ltd. operates as an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company's operations are concentrated in the United States Gulf of Mexico shelf focusing on state and federal waters offshore Louisiana. The company has a P/E ratio of 286.5, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 382 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.