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Tickers in this Article: WNR, GPOR, BCEI, BBG, PDCE, GLP, NGLS
The Nasdaq has risen 0.1%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.1% and the Dow is unchanged after the morning's trading.

The Oil and Gas Operations sector (DIG) has climbed 0.3% so far today and here are its biggest movers:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Western Refining (NYSE:WNR)$2.71 billion-5.5%
Gulfport (Nasdaq:GPOR)$2.19 billion-4.4%
Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI)$1.08 billion+3.7%
Bill (NYSE:BBG)$974.1 million-3.1%
PDC Energy (Nasdaq:PDCE)$1.06 billion-3.1%
Global (NYSE:GLP)$686.3 million+2.7%
Targa Resources (NYSE:NGLS)$3.57 billion+1.8%
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After a decline of 5.5%, Western Refining (NYSE:WNR) has hit a share price of $28.96. The company's volume is currently 601,246 shares for the day, consistent with its current daily average.

Gulfport (Nasdaq:GPOR) is trading at $37.66 per share, down 4.4%. So far today, the company's volume is 4.6 million shares. This is greater than yesterday's volume of 3.1 million shares.

Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) has risen 3.7% to hit a current price of $27.88 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 208,852 shares, 0.6 times its current three-month average.

Bill (NYSE:BBG) is down 3.1% to reach $19.60 per share. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 470,888 shares.

PDC Energy (Nasdaq:PDCE) is currently trading at a share price of $33.84, a 3.1% decline. The company's volume is currently 204,612 shares for the day, 0.2 times the average daily volume.

After rising 2.7%, Global (NYSE:GLP) is currently trading at a share price of $25.70. So far today, 24,553 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 61,104 shares.

Targa Resources (NYSE:NGLS) is at $36.25 per share after an increase of 1.8%. At 195,114 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.4 times its average over the past three months.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. 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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