Energy Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 1st

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE:FST): The shares closed at $12.86, up $1.2, or 10.29%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.47 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.
  • Star Gas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SGU): The shares closed at $4.89, up $0.16, or 3.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $331.19 million. About the company: Star Gas Partners, L.P. distributes home heating oil and propane to customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The Company also operates as an active consolidator in these industries. Star Gas Partners distributes home heating oil through its wholly-owned subsidiary and distributes propane directly.
  • 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.
  • Berry Petroleum Company (NYSE:BRY): The shares closed at $35.36, up $0.81, or 2.34%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.89 billion. About the company: Berry Petroleum Company produces, explores for, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The Company’s principal reserves and producing properties are located in Kern, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties in California.
  • Sunoco Logistics Partners (NYSE:SXL): The shares closed at $99.40, up $1.12, or 1.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.29 billion. About the company: Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. acquires, owns, and operates a group of refined product and crude oil pipelines and terminal facilities.

Losers (% price change)

  • PHI Inc. (NASDAQ:PHII): The shares closed at $20.01, down $2.99, or 13%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $306.39 million. About the company: PHI Inc. provides helicopter transportation and related services. The Company serves customers involved in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. PHI also provides helicopter services to emergency medical service providers, as well as aircraft maintenance and repair services.
  • Gastar Exploration Ltd (AMEX:GST): The shares closed at $3.25, down $0.45, or 12.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $210.48 million. About the company: Gastar Exploration Ltd. is a natural gas exploration company. The Company explores for natural gas in Texas and West Virginia in the United States, and in Australia. Gastar owns and operates coal bed methane properties in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming in the United States.
  • Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ:HERO): The shares closed at $3.39, down $0.4, or 10.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $467.41 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.
  • Pioneer Drilling Company (AMEX:PDC): The shares closed at $8.95, down $0.94, or 9.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $551.60 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.
  • Venoco, Inc. (NYSE:VQ): The shares closed at $8.90, down $0.84, or 8.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $548.40 million. About the company: Venoco Inc. is an onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production company.

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

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