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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $20.30, below its previous 52-week low of $20.34 with 541,816 shares traded as of 1:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.4 million shares over the past 30 days. Bill Barrett has a market cap of $997.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 38% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 19, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 19.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.