Energy Stocks Investors Tossed Away

These stocks are dragged down the Energy (NYSE:XLE) sector today. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because ‘Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) is among the price losers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $48.94, which is $2.77 (-5.4%) below the previous close of $51.71. Murphy Oil Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with refining and marketing operations in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Stock Price Performance: During May 12, 2011 to August 8, 2011, the stock price had fallen $16.15 (-24.2%) from $66.63 to $50.48. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 27, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 6.6% (+$4.12) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 21.4% (-$13.74) over that span.

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) is one of the market losers in price today. Its shares are trading at $73.77, down $3.82 (-5%) from a previous close of $77.63. Schlumberger Limited is a global oilfield services company. Through its subsidiaries, it supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to consumers in the oil and gas industry.

Stock Price Performance: During August 3, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $9.56 (-11%) from $87.19 to $77.63. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 19, 2010 and November 4, 2010 when shares rose for 13-straight days, rising 20% (+$12.55) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 14.7% (-$13.91) over that span.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc.  (NYSE:NOV) stocks are trading at $63.39. This is $3 (-4.5%) below the previous close of $66.39, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the market today. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. provides equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services, and supply chain integration services.

Stock Price Performance: During August 3, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $11.19 (-14.4%) from $77.58 to $66.39. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 15.5% (+$10.85) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 28, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 25.8% (-$20.99) over that span.

Berry Petroleum Co. (NYSE:BRY) is among the price losers in the market today as its stock price is $45.60, down $2.14 (-4.5%) from a previous close of $47.74. Berry Petroleum Company is an independent energy company engaged in the production, development, acquisition, exploitation of and exploration for, crude oil and natural gas.

Stock Price Performance: During August 3, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $9.81 (-17%) from $57.55 to $47.74. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 30, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 13.1% (+$4.95) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 10.1% (-$5.27) over that span.

Shares of EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) are trading at $86.99, down $3.87 (-4.3%) from a previous close of $90.86. EOG Resources, Inc. develops and produces natural gas and crude oil primarily in the United States, Canada, the Republic of Trinidad, Tobago and the United Kingdom.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.41 (-13.7%) from $105.27 to $90.86. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 18, 2011 and March 29, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 10.9% (+$11.70) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 13.5% (-$14.44) over that span.