Newfield Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (NFX)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $33.76, below its previous 52-week low of $33.84 with 207,597 shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Newfield has a market cap of $5.37 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Newfield Exploration Company, an independent energy company, engaged in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It has operations in the Mid-Continent, the Rocky Mountains, and onshore Texas, as well as in Malaysia and China. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.7, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 11 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newfield as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally poor debt management. You can view the full Newfield Ratings Report.

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