Newfield Exploration and Other Big Movers In Oil and Gas Operations on December 17, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | December 17, 2012 AAA

The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.5%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.6%; and the Dow has climbed 0.5%.

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Global (NYSE:GLP) $614.7 million +5.9%
Laredo Petroleum Holdings (NYSE:LPI) $2.28 billion -2.9%
SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD) $3.29 billion -2.8%
Bill (NYSE:BBG) $895.1 million +2.7%
Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) $3.48 billion +2.6%
Energy (NYSE:EPL) $812.3 million +2.5%
World Fuel (NYSE:INT) $2.85 billion +1.9%

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Increasing 5.9%, Global (NYSE:GLP) is trading at $23.75 per share. At 51,044 shares, the company's volume so far today is 1.2 times the average daily volume.

Currently trading at $17.27 per share, Laredo Petroleum Holdings (NYSE:LPI) has fallen 2.9%. So far today, the company's volume is 701,471 shares.

After a decline of 2.8%, SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD) has hit a share price of $6.51. With 4.7 million shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.3 times the current three-month average.

Bill (NYSE:BBG) has risen 2.7% and is currently trading at $19.07 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 345,490 shares. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 1.2 million shares changed hands.

After rising 2.6%, Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) is currently trading at a share price of $26.41. At 533,590 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.3 times the average daily volume.

Energy (NYSE:EPL) has moved up 2.5% and is currently trading at $21.30 per share. So far today, 55,218 shares have changed hands.

World Fuel (NYSE:INT) has risen 1.9% to hit a current price of $40.33 per share. The company's volume is currently 111,170 shares for the day, consistent with its current three-month 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. 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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