NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of oil and natural gas exploration and production company Sanchez Energy (SN) plummeted more than 17% to a 52-week low of $9.34 on Monday as oil prices sank to a five-year low.
Brent crude declined to $67.53 a barrel on Monday, its lowest price since October 2009, according to BBC News. U.S. crude dropped 50 cents to $65.65 a barrel and hit an intraday low of $63.72, the lowest price since July 2009.
Brent crude rallied 2.77% to $72.09 in early afternoon trading.
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OPEC decided last week not to cut oil production and to keep its target at 30 million barrels per day, a move that could leave the market oversupplied. The announcement sent oil prices spiraling downward, a trend that continued into Monday.
More than 4.4 million shares had changed hands as of 12:50 p.m., compared to the daily average volume of 2,075,240.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates SANCHEZ ENERGY CORP as a "hold" with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate SANCHEZ ENERGY CORP (SN) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk."