2. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is up $2.87 (3.4%) to $86.15 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.59-$87.50 after having opened the day at $87.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.28.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and internationally. Anadarko Petroleum has a market cap of $42.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anadarko Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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