NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- EXCO Resources (NYSE: XCO) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $6.87, below its previous 52-week low of $7.02 with 2.6 million shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

EXCO has a market cap of $1.78 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 30.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

EXCO Resources, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the exploration, exploitation, development, and production of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 15.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates EXCO as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full EXCO Ratings Report.

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