Published August 08, 2012
The Energy sector (XLE) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 0.1%.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLE was up 10.5% over the last thirty trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, went up 4.7%.
Increasing 10% (+$2.17) to close at $23.95, Delek US Holdings (DK) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 879,008 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $21.05 to $24.10.
Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 8.7% (-60 cents) to close at $6.30. 35.3 million shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $6.18 and $7.41.
AmeriGas Partners L.P (APU) declined 5% to close at $39.98, moving below its 50-day moving average of $41.33 and 200-day moving average of $41.23. Compressco Partners (GSJK) climbed 4.4% to close at $14.48, moving past its 200-day moving average of $14.28.
SM Energy (SM) rose 4.1% to close at $47.33, approaching its 50-day moving average of $47.87. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $60.99. Ecopetrol (SZYM) fell 2.4% to close at $57.78, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $56.75. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $12.29.