Energy Stocks Spiking Higher as Markets Regained Ground

Through early afternoon trading on Thursday, August 11, 2011, these stocks are helping the Energy (NYSE:DBE) sector. 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.

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Shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) are trading at $71.58, up $5.96 (+9.1%) from a previous close of $65.62. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas.

Stock Price Performance: During August 3, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $12.03 (-15%) from $80.29 to $68.26. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 22, 2010 and January 3, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 13.1% (+$8.86) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 1, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 22.6% (-$18.74) over that span.

Holly Corporation (NYSE:HOC) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $71.28, up $5.09 (+7.7%) from a previous close of $66.19. Holly Corp is mainly an independent petroleum refiner which produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel.

Stock Price Performance: During May 4, 2011 to June 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $17.30 (33.2%) from $52.10 to $69.40. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 25, 2011 and February 8, 2011 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 30.7% (+$12.98) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 10.6% (-$6.86) over that span.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $30.78, which is $2.00 (+7%) above the previous close of $28.78. Chesapeake Energy Corp. is a company that explores and develops properties for the production of crude oil and natural gas from underground reservoirs.

Stock Price Performance: During August 4, 2011 to August 10, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.57 (-8.2%) from $31.35 to $28.78. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 4, 2011 and January 12, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 6.4% (+$1.66) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 8% (-$2.52) over that span.

EXCO Resources, Inc. (NYSE:XCO) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $14.55, up 94 cents (+6.9%) from a previous close of $13.61. EXCO Resources, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company, which is engaged in the acquisition, development and exploitation of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties.

Stock Price Performance: During May 16, 2011 to August 10, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.75 (-33.2%) from $20.36 to $13.61. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and April 1, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 2.6% (+52 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 25, 2011 and June 6, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 9% (-$1.81) over that span.

Shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) are trading at $71.21, up $4.51 (+6.8%) from a previous close of $66.70. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is an independent company engaged in the development, exploitation and exploration of oil and gas properties in North America.

Stock Price Performance: During May 16, 2011 to August 10, 2011, the stock price had risen $13.92 (26.4%) from $52.78 to $66.70. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 28, 2010 and November 11, 2010 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 24.9% (+$7.01) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 1, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 21.2% (-$15.96) over that span.

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