McMoRan Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (MMR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- McMoRan Exploration (NYSE: MMR) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 6.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading down 37 cents (-2.3%) at $15.45 as of 9:55 a.m. ET.

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McMoRan has a market cap of $1.37 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 41.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

McMoRan Exploration Co. engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in the Gulf Coast area of the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates McMoRan as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full McMoRan Ratings Report.

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