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) pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today making it today's featured basic materials winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.0%. By the end of trading, Murphy Oil Corporation rose $1.61 (2.5%) to $67.42 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,254,395 shares of Murphy Oil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,279,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $65.99-$67.53 after having opened the day at $66.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.81. Other companies within the Basic Materials sector that increased today were:
), up 14.5%,
), up 13.4%,
), up 9.8% and
), up 9.3%.
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Murphy Oil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties worldwide. It is also involved in oil and gas refining and marketing activities. The company explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Murphy Oil Corporation has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Murphy Oil Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
Murphy Oil Corporation
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.
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On the negative front,
), down 19.1%,
), down 12.8%,
), down 9.7% and
), down 8.7% , were all laggards within the basic materials sector with
) being today's basic materials sector laggard.
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