5 Energy Sector Stocks Rallying Back: BTU, MUR, DO, ACI, XCO

Through early trading, these stocks are helping the Energy (NYSE:XLE) sector. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $37.78, which is 75 cents (+2%) above the previous close of $37.03. Peabody Energy Corporation mines steam coal for sale mainly to electric utilities and metallurgical coal for sale to industrial customers.

Stock Price Performance: From July 27, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $21.42 (-36.6%) from $58.45 to $37.03. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 22, 2011 and August 31, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 17.2% (+$7.16). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 26.9% (-$15.42).

Shares of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) are trading at $44.67, up 62 cents (+1.4%) from the previous close of $44.05. Murphy Oil is an oil and gas exploration and production company with refining and marketing operations in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Stock Price Performance: From July 27, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.49 (-33.8%) from $66.54 to $44.05. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 27, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.6% (+$4.10). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 21.4% (-$13.66).

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE:DO) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $58.56, which is $1.37 (+2.1%) above the previous close of $57.38. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. offers a range of services worldwide in various oil and gas drilling markets, including the deep water, harsh environment, conventional semisubmersible and jack-up markets.

Stock Price Performance: From July 27, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.97 (-16%) from $68.35 to $57.38. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 29, 2010 and November 10, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 12% (+$7.67). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 7.1% (-$5.14).

Shares of Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI) are trading at $15.66, up 46 cents (+3%) from the previous close of $15.20. Arch Coal is a coal producer in the United States, that sells coal to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities.

Stock Price Performance: From July 27, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.83 (-41.6%) from $26.03 to $15.20. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 29, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 20.4% (+$4.94). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 25.7% (-$7.32).

EXCO Resources, Inc. (NYSE:XCO) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $11.30, which is 14 cents (+2.1%) above the previous close of $11.07. EXCO Resources, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company, which is engaged in the acquisition, development and exploitation of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.23 (-36%) from $17.30 to $11.07. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and April 1, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 2.6% (+52 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between May 25, 2011 and June 6, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 8.9% (-$1.80).

 

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