Marathon Among Oil and Gas Operations' Biggest Movers on November 19, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | November 19, 2012 AAA

It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 1.7%; the S&P 500 has climbed 1.5%; and the Dow has risen 1.3%.

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC) $3.02 billion -4.6%
AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) $3.59 billion +4.1%
CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) $3.45 billion +4%
SM (NYSE:SM) $3.24 billion +3.9%
Cimarex (NYSE:XEC) $5.26 billion +3.4%
Marathon (NYSE:MPC) $18.43 billion +3.2%
Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) $12.58 billion +2.8%

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InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC) is down 4.6% to reach $59.65 per share. The company's volume is currently 437,322 shares for the day, consistent with its average over the last three months.

AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) has moved up 4.1% and is currently trading at $40.26 per share. The company is currently trading a volume of 72,662 shares.

CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) has increased to a share price of $41.35, a 4% rise. The company's volume is currently 101,785 shares for the day, in line with the current daily average.

SM (NYSE:SM) has risen 3.9% to hit a current price of $50.92 per share. The company's volume is currently 438,148 shares. This is a sign that there will be less trading activity than there was yesterday.

Cimarex (NYSE:XEC) has risen 3.4% and is currently trading at $62.77 per share. With 180,692 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.2 times the current three-month average.

Increasing 3.2%, Marathon (NYSE:MPC) is trading at $56.09 per share. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 1.1 million shares.

After rising 2.8%, Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) is currently trading at a share price of $69.90. So far today, the company's volume is 357,484 shares, 0.3 times the current daily average.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. 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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