2. As of noon trading, Berry Petroleum ( BRY) is up $6.56 (17.0%) to $45.15 on heavy volume Thus far, 6.9 million shares of Berry Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 585,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.82-$47.01 after having opened the day at $47.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.59.

Berry Petroleum Company, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploitation, exploration, production, and development of crude oil and natural gas in the United States. Its principal reserves and producing properties are located in California, Texas, Utah, and Colorado. Berry Petroleum has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 20.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Berry Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Berry Petroleum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Berry Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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