Oasis Rises On Unusually High Volume (OAS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 2.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.10 (+3.1%) at $37.01 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Oasis has a market cap of $3.23 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Oasis Petroleum Inc., an independent exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas resources in the Montana and North Dakota regions of the Williston Basin. Its primary projects are located in West Williston, East Nesson, and Sanish. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Oasis as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Oasis Ratings Report.

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