Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Stock Gaps Up On Today's Open (PBR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) were gapping up Wednesday morning with an open price 11.9% higher than Tuesday's closing price. The stock closed at $14.49 Tuesday and opened today's trading at $16.22.

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The average volume for Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has been 16.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $94.25 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report.

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