Newfield Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (NFX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 7.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.7 times its average daily volume and trading down $1.10 (-4.4%) at $23.79 as of 4:03 p.m. ET.

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Newfield has a market cap of $3.37 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Newfield Exploration Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Its areas of operation include the Mid-Continent, the Rocky Mountains, and onshore Gulf Coast, as well as Malaysia and China.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newfield as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full Newfield Ratings Report.

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