Energy Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 17th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Brigham Exploration Co. (NASDAQ:BEXP): The shares closed at $36.75, up $6.39, or 21.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.31 billion. About the company: Brigham Exploration Company, an independent exploration and production company, applies 3-D seismic imaging and other technologies to explore and develop onshore domestic natural gas and oil resources. The Company’s exploration activities are concentrated primarily in the Anadarko Basin, the Gulf Coast, the Williston Basin, and the west Texas region of the United States.
  • Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE): The shares closed at $4.56, up $0.38, or 9.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $179.58 million. About the company: Callon Petroleum Company acquires, develops, and explores oil and gas properties. The Company’s properties are concentrated offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC): The shares closed at $74.44, up $3.87, or 5.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $37.06 billion. About the company: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with international operations. In the United States, the Company operates in Texas and surrounding states, the Rocky Mountain region, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico. Internationally, Anadarko has exploration and/or production operations in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean.
  • Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP): The shares closed at $43.64, up $2.23, or 5.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $9.11 billion. About the company: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. owns and operates a diversified portfolio of energy assets. The Company’s operations include natural gas gathering and transportation pipelines, with natural gas treating and processing assets located in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Energy Transfer markets propane from retail locations in various states across the United States.
  • Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE:KMR): The shares closed at $65.76, up $3.3, or 5.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.37 billion. About the company: Kinder Morgan Management, LLC., is a limited partner in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., and manages and controls its business and affairs.

Losers (% price change)

  • Isramco, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRL): The shares closed at $72.06, down $9.86, or 12.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $195.84 million. About the company: Isramco, Inc. acquires, explores, operates, and develops oil and gas properties in the United States and Israel.
  • Pioneer Drilling Company (AMEX:PDC): The shares closed at $8.36, down $0.78, or 8.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $515.24 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.
  • RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES): The shares closed at $18.04, down $1.62, or 8.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.68 billion. About the company: RPC, Inc. provides specialized oilfield services and equipment to independent and major oilfield companies. The Company’s services include snubbing services, coiled tubing services, pressure pumping services, marine services, firefighting and well control, and rental of drill pipe and other equipment.
  • Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL): The shares closed at $34.48, down $2.95, or 7.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $31.71 billion. About the company: Halliburton Company provides energy services and engineering and construction services, as well as manufactures products for the energy industry. The Company offers services and products and integrated solutions to customers in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas.
  • PHI Inc. (NASDAQ:PHII): The shares closed at $21.24, down $1.75, or 7.61%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $325.22 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.

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

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