On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 2%, the Energy sector (XLE) showed little change.

Oxford Resource Partners (OXF) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 11.7% (-$1.12) to close at $8.42. 140,438 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $8.10 and $9.33. Shares have shown some positive movement over the last two months as the price has climbed 93 cents (12.4%) from a price of $7.49 on June 6, 2012.

Increasing 11.1% (+$10.63) to close at $106.75, EOG Resources (EOG) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 5.2 million shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $102.14 to $108.75. Shares have been on an upward trajectory over the past month, rising $14.75 (16%) from a price of $92 on July 5, 2012.

PHI (PHIIK) rose 10.7% to close at $27.68, cross its 50-day moving average of $26.62 and 200-day moving average of $25.08. Constellation Energy Partners (CEP) declined 7.3% to close at $1.39, moving below its 50-day moving average of $1.49 and 200-day moving average of $2.02.

Continental Resources (CLR) rose 5.8% to close at $66.23, approaching its 50-day moving average of $68.13. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $75.61. Energy XXI (EXXI) rose 5.5% to close at $31.44, getting closer to its 200-day moving average or $32.61.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P (SXL) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $43.51 to top the previous high of $42.11.