Apache Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (APA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 5.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $2.60 (-3.1%) at $81.73 as of 2:55 p.m. ET.

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Apache has a market cap of $32.94 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apache as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Apache Ratings Report.

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