While the S&P 500 grew 0.2%, the Energy sector (XLE) showed little movement during trading today.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLE was down 5.3% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed -3.4%.
PHI (PHIIK) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 8.6% (-$2.20) to close at $23.52, as 14,076 shares moved. The stock traded between $23.05 and $25.71. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping $1.02 (-4.2%) from $24.54 on February 24, 2012.
Increasing 8.3% (+$1.07) to close at $13.91, Rhino Resource Partners L.P (RNO) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 137,359 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $12.90 to $14.42. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $5.84 (-29.6%) from $19.75 on February 24, 2012.
Panhandle Oil and Gas (PHX) fell 3.7% to close at $26.46, crossing its 50-day moving average of $27.17. Meanwhile, Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (GDP) climbed 4.5% to close at $16.31, moving past its 200-day moving average of $16.02.
Atlas Pipeline Partners L.P (APL) rose 3.6% to close at $31.50, approaching its 50-day moving average of $33.56. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $34.90.
Walter Energy (WLT) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $47.42 to fall below the previous low of $48.88.