On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 2.2%, the Energy sector (XLE) showed little change.
Mitcham Industries (MIND) was a major loser in the sector, falling 8.5% (-$1.55) to close at $16.75 with 1.2 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $16.29 to $17.54. The stock has been slipping in the last two months, down $6.64 (-28.4%) from a price of $23.40 on April 9, 2012.
Rosetta Resources (ROSE) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 6.3% (+$2.36) to close at $39.59 with 981,916 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $38.11 to $39.61. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $10.96 (-21.7%) from a price of $50.55 on March 9, 2012. Anadarko Petroleum (APC) and Alliance Resource Partners L.P (ARLP) also made significant gains in the sector.
WSP Holdings (WH) dropped 3.8% to close at $1.25, moving below its 200-day moving average or $1.44.
NGL Energy Partners (CLB) fell 0.5% to close at $22.46, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $21.97. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $123.74.
Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $9.60 to fall below the previous low of $9.91.