Energy Stocks Spiking Higher Now

These are stocks helping the Energy (NYSE:DBE) 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.

Rpc Inc. (NYSE:RES) is among the top price gainers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $20.86, up $1.49 (+7.7%) from a previous close of $19.37.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $6.24 (-24.2%) from $25.77 to $19.53. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 12, 2011 and April 25, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 21.1% (+$4.63) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 16.5% (-$4.44) over that span.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $63.82, up $4.37 (+7.6%) from a previous close of $59.30.

Stock Price Performance: During August 2, 2011 to August 8, 2011, the stock price had dropped $14.19 (-19.3%) from $73.49 to $59.30. 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 24.8% (+$7) 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.

Shares of Holly Corporation (NYSE:HOC) are trading at $65.33, up $4.56 (+7.5%) from a previous close of $60.77.

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.

EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) is among the top price gainers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $51.10, up $2.95 (+6.1%) from a previous close of $48.15.

Stock Price Performance: During August 1, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $9.76 (-15.3%) from $63.73 to $53.97. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 6, 2011 and January 18, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 3.7% (+$1.68) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 3, 2011 and March 10, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 8% (-$3.83) over that span.

Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $42.83, which is $2.36 (+6%) above the previous close of $40.42.

Stock Price Performance: During May 12, 2011 to August 8, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.21 (-26%) from $54.63 to $40.42. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 2, 2010 and September 13, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 4.1% (+$1.72) 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 24.3% (-$12.94) over that span.

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