Shares of Lufkin Industries (Nasdaq:LUFK) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $87.91 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, 37.5% above Friday's closing price of $63.93. Volume is at 1.5 million, 2.9 times the daily average of 511,200.
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Lufkin has a market cap of $2.15 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 10% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Lufkin Industries, Inc. manufactures and supplies oilfield and power transmission products for use in energy infrastructure and industrial applications. The company operates through two segments, Oil Field and Power Transmission. The company has a P/E ratio of 26, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Lufkin as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Lufkin Ratings Report. See our top % gaining stocks list for other stocks that are soaring today, or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.
The ex-dividend date for Lufkin Industries (Nasdaq:LUFK) is tomorrow, May 30, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $88.27 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 0.6%.
Lufkin Industries (Nasdaq:LUFK) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $88.63, above its previous 52-week high of $88.58 with 96,528 shares traded as of 10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 988,400 shares over the past 30 days.