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 6.6% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed -4.8%.
Oxford Resource Partners (OXF) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 10.3% (+76 cents) to close at $8.15 with 240,481 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $7.67 to $8.23.
Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 5.8% (-$1.16) to close at $18.97. 858,106 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $18.65 and $20.22.
Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (GDP) declined 5.1% to close at $15.66, moving below its 50-day moving average of $15.68 and 200-day moving average of $16.03. SemGroup (SEMG) rose 0.7% to close at $30.35, crossing its 50-day moving average of $30.26.
Legacy Reserves (LGCY) rose 1.3% to close at $26.41, approaching its 50-day moving average of $28.01. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $28.30.
IHS (IHS) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $103.25 to top the previous high of $102.10.