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) pushed the Basic Materials sector lower today making it today's featured Basic Materials laggard. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras fell $1.01 (-5.7%) to $16.81 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9,820,054 shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,678,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $16.63-$17.29 after having opened the day at $17.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.82. Other companies within the Basic Materials sector that declined today were:
), down 9.9%,
), down 8.7%,
), down 8.5% and
), down 8.1%.
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Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $119.0 billion and is part of the energy industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.
TheStreet Ratings rates
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
), up 17.1%,
), up 11.7%,
), up 10.2% and
), up 9.4% , were all gainers within the basic materials sector with
) being today's featured basic materials sector leader.
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