Newfield Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (NFX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) hit a new 52-week low Wednesday as it is currently trading at $23.66, below its previous 52-week low of $23.71 with 849,738 shares traded as of 12:55 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

Newfield has a market cap of $3.27 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 36.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 11.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Newfield as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Newfield Ratings Report.

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