Sector Review: Action in the Energy Sector on Dec 16th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS): The shares closed at $17.66, up $1.27, or 7.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $750.47 million. About the company: Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides well site services to oil and gas drilling and producing companies. The Company operates well maintenance, workover, and fluid handling services through a fleet of well servicing rigs and fluid service trucks and equipment. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ:HERO): The shares closed at $4.17, up $0.28, or 7.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $575.01 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Apco Oil & Gas Intl. Inc. (NASDAQ:APAGF): The shares closed at $81.25, up $5.25, or 6.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.39 billion. About the company: Apco Oil and Gas International Inc. is an international oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company explores, produces, and develops oil and gas properties in Argentina. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:EGY): The shares closed at $5.65, up $0.34, or 6.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $322.72 million. About the company: VAALCO Energy, Inc. acquires, explores, and develops crude oil and natural gas properties. The Company owns producing properties and conducts exploration activities in the Philippines and Gabon, and has interest in the Texas Gulf Coast area. VAALCO, through participation in a partnership, has additional international exploration interests in South and North America and Africa. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Transportadora de Gas del (NYSE:TGS): The shares closed at $3.09, up $0.18, or 6.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $491.00 million. About the company: Transportadora de Gas del Sur S.A. (NYSE:TGS) transports and processes natural gas in Argentina. The Company’s pipeline systems connect major gas fields in Southern and Western Argentina with distributors of gas in those areas and in the Greater Buenos Aires area. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • GMX Resources Inc. (NYSE:GMXR): The shares closed at $13.11, down $0.57, or 4.17%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $409.21 million. About the company: GMX Resources Inc. acquires and develops oil and gas properties in the United States. The Company currently holds interests in producing and undeveloped properties located primarily in Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, and New Mexico. GMX is concentrating its efforts on the acquisition and development of gas reserves. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE:BPL): The shares closed at $61.70, down $2.17, or 3.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.75 billion. About the company: Buckeye Partners, L.P. is an independent pipeline common carrier of refined petroleum products. The Company receives petroleum products from refineries, connecting pipelines, and marine terminals and transports those products to other locations. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE:WG): The shares closed at $3.13, down $0.1, or 3.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $151.95 million. About the company: Willbros Group, Inc. is an independent contractor providing construction, engineering and specialty services to the oil and gas industry, for private industry and government entities worldwide. The Company’s services include building and replacement of major pipelines, flow stations, pump stations, gas compressor stations, oil and gas facilities, piers, docks and bridges. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Cal Dive Intl., Inc. (NYSE:DVR): The shares closed at $2.05, down $0.06, or 2.84%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $194.82 million. About the company: Cal Dive International, Inc. is a marine contracting company. The Company’s services include manned diving, pipelay and pipe burial services to the offshore oil and natural gas industry. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP): The shares closed at $25.37, down $0.71, or 2.72%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.69 billion. About the company: Natural Resource Partners L.P. owns and manages coal properties in Appalachia, the Illinois Basin, and the Western United States. The Company leases coal reserves to experienced mine operators under long-term leases that grant the operator the right to mine its coal reserves in exchange for royalty payments. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Most Actives (dollar volume)

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM): The shares closed at $80.16, up $0.13, or 0.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $384.22 billion. About the company: Exxon Mobil Corporation operates petroleum and petrochemicals businesses on a worldwide basis. The Company’s operations include exploration and production of oil and gas, electric power generation, and coal and minerals operations. Exxon Mobil also manufactures and markets fuels, lubricants, and chemicals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX): The shares closed at $100.86, up $1.19, or 1.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $200.86 billion. About the company: Chevron Corporation is an integrated energy company with operations in countries located around the world. The Company produces and transports crude oil and natural gas. Chevron also refines, markets, and distributes fuels as well as is involved in chemical operations, mining operations, power generation and energy services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP): The shares closed at $68.40, up $0.11, or 0.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $90.83 billion. About the company: ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company which operates in several business segments. The Company explores for and produces petroleum, and refines, markets, supplies, and transports petroleum. ConocoPhillips also gathers and processes natural gas, and produces and distributes chemicals and plastics. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB): The shares closed at $66.91, up $0.58, or 0.87%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $89.80 billion. About the company: Schlumberger Limited is an oil services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides a wide range of services, including technology, project management and information solutions to the international petroleum industry as well as advanced acquisition and data processing surveys. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL): The shares closed at $31.76, up $0.5, or 1.6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $29.22 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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