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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $24.50, below its previous 52-week low of $24.51 with 204,953 shares traded as of 11:19 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 27.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 38.9, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 22.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.