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Tickers in this Article: ALJ, FANG, APU, IOC, BCEI, MUR, EVEP
This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has slipped 2%; the S&P 500 is down 1.9%; and the Dow is trading down 1.4%.

The Oil and Gas Operations sector (DIG) is down 2.6%, underperforming the market overall. The current biggest movers in the sector are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ)$880.5 million+6.3%
Diamondback Energy (Nasdaq:FANG)$703.5 million-4.5%
AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU)$3.74 billion-3%
InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC)$2.81 billion-2.4%
Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI)$1.12 billion+2.3%
Murphy (NYSE:MUR)$11.94 billion-1.9%
EV Energy Partners (Nasdaq:EVEP)$2.53 billion-1.8%
Broker Summary: E-Trade Financial

Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ) is currently trading at $15.28 per share, a 6.3% increase. So far today, 347,599 shares have changed hands.

Slipping 4.5%, Diamondback Energy (Nasdaq:FANG) is currently trading at $18.17 per share. At 10,800 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.1 times the average daily volume.

AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) is down 3% to reach $39.07 per share. The company is trading at a volume of 78,000 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 181,620 shares.

InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC) has fallen 2.4% and is currently trading at $56.77 per share. The company's volume is currently 144,987 shares for the day, 0.2 times the current three-month average.

Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) has risen 2.3% and is currently trading at $28.59 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 299,245 shares.

Murphy (NYSE:MUR) has decreased to $60.25 per share, a 1.9% fall. So far today, the company's volume is two million shares, 0.7 times the average daily volume.

Falling 1.8%, EV Energy Partners (Nasdaq:EVEP) is currently at a share price of $58.76. The company's volume is currently 62,314 shares. This is on pace to fall short of yesterday's volume of 186,173 shares.

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. 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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