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Tickers in this Article: TGA, XEC, INT, CHK, EPL, SPH, LINE
This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.1%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.1%; and the Dow is down 0.3%.

The Oil and Gas Operations sector (DIG) is currently lagging behind the overall market, down 1.7%, and its current biggest movers are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
TransGlobe Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:TGA)$812.1 million+10.6%
Cimarex (NYSE:XEC)$5.09 billion+6.8%
World Fuel (NYSE:INT)$2.57 billion+6.2%
Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)$13.35 billion-6.1%
Energy (NYSE:EPL)$877.9 million-4%
Suburban Propane Partners (NYSE:SPH)$2.11 billion-3.7%
Linn (Nasdaq:LINE)$9.97 billion-3%
Broker Summary: TD Ameritrade Thinkorswim

TransGlobe Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:TGA) has soared 10.6% to reach a current price of $12.18 per share. So far today, 224,155 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is more trading activity than there was yesterday.

Cimarex (NYSE:XEC) has risen 6.8% and is currently trading at $63.29 per share. The company's volume is currently 882,869 shares for the day, one times its current daily average.

World Fuel (NYSE:INT) is currently trading at $37.94 per share, a 6.2% increase. The company's volume for the day so far is 325,835 shares.

After a decline of 6.1%, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) has hit a share price of $18.85. With 17 million shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 1.4 times its current three-month average.

Currently trading at $21.56 per share, Energy (NYSE:EPL) has fallen 4%. The company's volume is currently 61,399 shares. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 322,096 shares changed hands.

Falling 3.7%, Suburban Propane Partners (NYSE:SPH) is currently at a share price of $40.82. At 306,071 shares, the company's volume so far today is 1.4 times the current daily average.

Linn (Nasdaq:LINE) has fallen 3% and is currently trading at $41.23 per share. So far today, 590,239 shares have changed hands.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. Tools like valuation ratios and profit margins, however, are only as useful as the context you put them in; remember to take historical data and competitor performance into account.

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