Energy Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 13th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • PetroQuest Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PQ): The shares closed at $6.55, up $0.23, or 3.64%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $420.25 million. About the company: PetroQuest Energy, Inc. explores, develops, acquires, and operates oil and gas properties onshore and offshore in the Gulf Coast Region. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Targa Resources Partners (NYSE:NGLS): The shares closed at $24.45, up $0.69, or 2.9%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.82 billion. About the company: Targa Resources Partners LP acquires, owns, develops, and operates a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. The Company is involved in the gathering, compressing, treating, processing and selling natural gas and fractionating and selling natural gas liquids, or NGLs, and NGL products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR): The shares closed at $19.29, up $0.34, or 1.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.43 billion. About the company: Questar Corporation is a natural gas-focused energy company. The Company’s operations include gas and oil exploration and production, midstream field services, energy marketing, interstate gas transportation, and retail gas distribution. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Alliance Hldgs. GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP): The shares closed at $51.48, up $0.64, or 1.26%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.08 billion. About the company: Alliance Holdings GP LP owns and controls Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC, the managing general partner of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP). ARLP produces and markets coal United States utilities and industrial users. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • EnCana Corporation (NYSE:ECA): The shares closed at $18.53, up $0.22, or 1.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $13.64 billion. About the company: Encana Corporation explores for, develops, produces, and markets natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The Company operates in North and South America. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA): The shares closed at $5.07, down $0.84, or 14.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $231.74 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE:FST): The shares closed at $14.04, down $2.05, or 12.74%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.61 billion. About the company: Forest Oil Corporation is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil in North American and international locations. The Company’s principal reserves and producing properties are located in the United States, including Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming, and in Canada. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Venoco, Inc. (NYSE:VQ): The shares closed at $7.39, down $0.64, or 7.97%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $455.28 million. About the company: Venoco Inc. is an onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production company. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • EXCO Resources Inc (NYSE:XCO): The shares closed at $9.98, down $0.68, or 6.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.14 billion. About the company: EXCO Resources, Inc. explores for oil and natural gas. The Company operates in onshore locations in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • FX Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FXEN): The shares closed at $4.71, down $0.31, or 6.18%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $248.58 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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

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