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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG) hit a new 52-week low Wednesday as it is currently trading at $26.23, below its previous 52-week low of $26.30 with 95,468 shares traded as of 10:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 992,700 shares over the past 30 days. Bill Barrett has a market cap of $1.35 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 21.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Bill Barrett Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and crude oil in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.4, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 22.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.