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Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- McMoRan Exploration (NYSE: MMR) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $16.17, above its previous 52-week high of $16.13 with 84,782 shares traded as of 9:39 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.4 million shares over the past 30 days. McMoRan has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. McMoRan Exploration Co. engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in the Gulf Coast area of the United States.