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Tickers in this Article: ANR, WLT, CZZ, ARLP, OILT, PDCE, MPC
It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has slipped 1.1%; the S&P 500 is down 0.6%; and the Dow is trading down 0.3%. The energy sector is the category of stocks that relate to producing or supplying energy. This sector includes companies involved in the exploration and development of oil or gas reserves, oil and gas drilling, or integrated power firms. Performance in the sector is largely driven by the supply and demand for worldwide energy. Energy producers will do very well during times of high oil and gas prices, but will earn less when the value of energy drops. Furthermore, this sector is sensitive to political events, which historically have driven changes in the price of oil.

The Energy sector (XLE) is down 0.4%, outperforming the market overall. Currently, the biggest movers in the sector are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc (NYSE:ANR).99 billion+5.1%
Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT).1 billion+2.9%
Cosan (NYSE:CZZ).57 billion+2.8%
Alliance Resource Partners (Nasdaq:ARLP).07 billion+2.4%
Oiltanking (NYSE:OILT)7.7 million-2.3%
PDC Energy (Nasdaq:PDCE).01 billion+1.7%
Marathon (NYSE:MPC).15 billion-1.5%
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Alpha Natural Resources, Inc (NYSE:ANR) has increased to a share price of $9.49, a 5.1% rise. The company's volume is currently 5.1 million shares for the day, 0.3 times the average volume over the last three months.

Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT) has risen 2.9% and is currently trading at $34.64 per share. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 543,834 shares.

Rising 2.8%, Cosan (NYSE:CZZ) is currently trading at $17.38 per share. The company's volume is currently 343,390 shares for the day, 0.3 times its current daily average.

Alliance Resource Partners (Nasdaq:ARLP) has moved up 2.4% and is currently trading at $57.39 per share. So far today, 68,573 shares of the company's stock have changed hands.

Oiltanking (NYSE:OILT) has fallen 2.3% and is currently trading at $36.04 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 7,476 shares, 0.3 times the current three-month average.

PDC Energy (Nasdaq:PDCE) is currently trading at $33.76 per share, a 1.7% increase. The company is currently trading a volume of 120,552 shares.

Marathon (NYSE:MPC) is currently trading at a share price of $61.42, a 1.5% decline. So far today, the company's volume is 544,614 shares, 0.2 times the current daily average.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. Keep in mind that all these ratios should be compared against historical numbers and industry information in order to get a more complete picture.

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