Williams and Other Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big Moves on October 15, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | October 15, 2012 AAA

It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.3%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.4%; and the Dow has climbed 0.4%.

Despite a good day for the overall market so far, the Oil and Gas Operations sector (DIG) is down 0.1% and its current biggest movers are:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Sandridge Mississippian Trust (NYSE:SDT) $687.1 million -7.4%
Bill (NYSE:BBG) $1.19 billion -3.4%
BP Prudhoe Bay (NYSE:BPT) $1.92 billion -2.1%
Clayton Williams Energy (Nasdaq:CWEI) $578.5 million -2%
Range (NYSE:RRC) $11.66 billion -1.9%
Williams (NYSE:WMB) $22.01 billion +1.8%
Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) $14.24 billion -1.7%

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Sandridge Mississippian Trust (NYSE:SDT) is trading at $22.72 per share, down 7.4%. At 371,105 shares, the company's volume so far today is 1.7 times the average daily volume.

Bill (NYSE:BBG) has decreased to $23.76 per share, a 3.4% fall. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 380,142 shares.

After a decline of 2.1%, BP Prudhoe Bay (NYSE:BPT) has hit a share price of $87.66. At 132,015 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.9 times its current three-month average.

Clayton Williams Energy (Nasdaq:CWEI) is currently trading at a share price of $46.61, a 2% decline. So far today, the company's volume is 26,888 shares. Yesterday's volume was only 23,884 shares.

Range (NYSE:RRC) is trading at $70.35 per share, down 1.9%. The company's volume is currently 901,385 shares for the day, 0.6 times its current daily average.

Williams (NYSE:WMB) has moved up 1.8% and is currently trading at $35.77 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 1.3 million shares.

Falling 1.7%, Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) is currently at a share price of $77.29. So far today, the company's volume is 239,205 shares, 0.2 times the average volume over the last three months.

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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