Energy Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Energy (NYSE:XLE) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ALJ): The shares closed at $6.38, up $0.91, or 16.64%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $356.23 million. About the company: Alon USA Energy, Inc. refines and markets oil, operates pipelines, and operates convenience stores. The Company operates a sour crude oil refinery and pipeline, markets gasoline and diesel fuel to retailers, markets unbranded gasoline and diesel and jet fuels, supplies asphalt in West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, and operates convenience stores in West Texas and New Mexico.
  • Warren Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:WRES): The shares closed at $2.48, up $0.35, or 16.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $177.26 million. About the company: Warren Resources Inc. acquires and develops oil and gas properties. The Company’s properties are located in several states in the United States. Warren Resources also serves as the managing general partner to affiliated partnerships and joint ventures.
  • James River Coal Company (NASDAQ:JRCC): The shares closed at $6.46, up $0.91, or 16.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $229.96 million. About the company: James River Coal Company, through subsidiaries, mines coal. The Company’s subsidiaries operate in Kentucky.
  • Union Drilling, Inc. (NASDAQ:UDRL): The shares closed at $4.86, up $0.62, or 14.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $112.71 million. About the company: Union Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services in the United States and Canada. The Company currently markets rigs in the Appalachian Basin, the Uintah Basin, and the Piceance Basin in eastern Utah and western Colorado, as well as rigs in eastern Canada. Union’s rigs are mechanical, truck-mounted or portable, and equipped for fluid and air drilling.
  • FX Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FXEN): The shares closed at $4.28, up $0.53, or 14.13%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $224.53 million. About the company: FX Energy, Inc. explores for and produces oil and gas, primarily in the Republic of Poland. The Company also has limited oil production and reserves in Montana and Nevada, as well as oil and gas exploration projects in other western states.

Losers (% price change)

  • Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ:HERO): The shares closed at $2.49, down $0.14, or 5.32%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $343.32 million. About the company: Hercules Offshore, Inc. offers offshore contract drilling, liftboat and inland barge services. The Company operates in the United States Gulf of Mexico, the Middle East, India, Latin America, West Africa, and Malaysia. Hercules serves oil and natural gas exploration and production companies.
  • Alliance Resource (NASDAQ:ARLP): The shares closed at $60.66, down $3.37, or 5.26%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.23 billion. About the company: Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. produces and markets coal to United States utilities and industrial users. The Company operates its facilities in Kentucky, Illinois, and Maryland.
  • (): The shares closed at $2.41, down $0.13, or 5.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $141.54 million.
  • Venoco, Inc. (NYSE:VQ): The shares closed at $7.64, down $0.36, or 4.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $470.76 million. About the company: Venoco Inc. is an onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production company.
  • GMX Resources Inc. (NYSE:GMXR): The shares closed at $13.11, down $0.57, or 4.17%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $409.21 million. About the company: GMX Resources Inc. acquires and develops oil and gas properties in the United States. The Company currently holds interests in producing and undeveloped properties located primarily in Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, and New Mexico. GMX is concentrating its efforts on the acquisition and development of gas reserves.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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