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)

  • Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR): The shares closed at $24.38, up $1.74, or 7.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.09 billion. About the company: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. extracts, processes, and markets steam and metallurgical coal. The Company conducts operations from surface and underground mines located in the northern and central Appalachian regions and Colorado, all located in the United States. Alpha Natural Resources markets its coal to electric utilities, steel and other industrial producers.
  • North American Energy (NYSE:NOA): The shares closed at $6.19, up $0.33, or 5.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $224.38 million. About the company: North American Energy Partners Inc. is a resource services provider to oil and natural gas, and other natural resource companies, with a primary focus in the Canadian oil sands. The Company provides a range of mining and site preparation, piling and pipeline installation services.
  • Transportadora de Gas del (NYSE:TGS): The shares closed at $3.31, up $0.16, or 5.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $525.96 million. About the company: Transportadora de Gas del Sur S.A. (NYSE:TGS) transports and processes natural gas in Argentina. The Company’s pipeline systems connect major gas fields in Southern and Western Argentina with distributors of gas in those areas and in the Greater Buenos Aires area.
  • Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP): The shares closed at $29.35, up $1.27, or 4.52%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.11 billion. About the company: Natural Resource Partners L.P. owns and manages coal properties in Appalachia, the Illinois Basin, and the Western United States. The Company leases coal reserves to experienced mine operators under long-term leases that grant the operator the right to mine its coal reserves in exchange for royalty payments.
  • Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC): The shares closed at $65.83, up $2.39, or 3.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.60 billion. About the company: Range Resources Corporation is an independent oil and gas company that explore, develops, and acquires oil and gas properties. The Company conducts operations primarily in the Southwestern, Appalachian and Gulf Coast regions of the United States.

Losers (% price change)

  • Pioneer Drilling Company (AMEX:PDC): The shares closed at $10.85, down $0.86, or 7.34%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $668.70 million. About the company: Pioneer Drilling Company provides contract land drilling services under the name Pioneer Drilling Co., Ltd. The Company serves independent and major oil and gas operators drilling wells in central, south, and east Texas.
  • Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA): The shares closed at $7.08, down $0.47, or 6.23%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $323.58 million. About the company: Penn Virginia Corporation explores for and produces oil and natural gas. The Company also collects royalties and overriding royalty interests on various oil and gas properties, coal mineral rights, and related royalties. Penn explores for crude oil and condensate and natural gas in the Appalachian Basin. The Company operates in VA, WV, and KY.
  • Isramco, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRL): The shares closed at $61.77, down $3.77, or 5.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $167.87 million. About the company: Isramco, Inc. acquires, explores, operates, and develops oil and gas properties in the United States and Israel.
  • ATP Oil & Gas Corporation (NASDAQ:ATPG): The shares closed at $11.04, down $0.65, or 5.56%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $569.84 million. About the company: ATP Oil & Gas Corporation acquires and develops natural gas and oil properties, and produces natural gas and crude oil, primarily in the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico. The Company concentrates on proven undeveloped reserves which have not been strategic to major oil and gas exploration companies. ATP also operates in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and in the North Sea.
  • CGG Veritas (NYSE:CGV): The shares closed at $20.13, down $1.16, or 5.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.06 billion. About the company: Compagnie Generale de Geophysique-Veritas (CGG-Veritas) provides geophysical services and software products and manufactures geophysical equipment. The Company’s products and services use seismic imaging to help the oil and gas industries explore and develop reserves. CGG-Veritas operates in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Africa.

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

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