5 Energy Stocks Rapidly Changing Hands After the Weak U.S. Jobs Report

Through the early part of trading on Friday, September 2, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Energy (NYSE:XLE) sector. Energy companies are trading down significantly after a weak U.S. July jobs report.

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Shares of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) have a dollar volume of $222.2 million based on a current price of $96.12(-$2.55) and 2.3 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.22 (-6.8%) from $105.74 to $98.52. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.4% (+$7.16). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.9% (-$5.37).

Shares of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 2.4 million shares trading hands at $73.80(-$2.89), making up a dollar volume of $179.7 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.61 (-15.1%) from $90.11 to $76.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 19, 2010 and November 4, 2010 when shares rose for 13 straight trading days, rising 20.1% (+$12.52). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 14.7% (-$13.86).

Shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) have a dollar volume of $142.4 million based on a current price of $66.12(-$1.94) and 2.2 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.11 (-10.7%) from $76.08 to $67.97. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 17, 2010 and January 3, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 4.9% (+$3.10). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5% (-$3.82).

Shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 2.5 million shares trading hands at $41.72(-$1.42), making up a dollar volume of $104.3 million.

Stock Price Performance: From August 3, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had dropped $8.58 (-16.2%) from $52.95 to $44.37. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 12, 2011 and April 26, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 12.4% (+$5.60). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 8% (-$4.60).

Shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $98.9 million, based on a current price of $44.70 (-$3.03) and 2.2 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.57 (-19.2%) from $60.37 to $48.80. 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).

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