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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $17.18, below its previous 52-week low of $17.55 with 215,134 shares traded as of 10:29 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days. Bill Barrett has a market cap of $882.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 46.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 16.8, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 17 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.