Concho Rises On Unusually High Volume (CXO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Concho Resources (NYSE: CXO) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 2.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.74 (+2%) at $88.01 as of 3:16 p.m. ET.

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Concho has a market cap of $8.84 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Concho Resources Inc. operates as an independent oil and natural gas company in the United States. It engages in the acquisition, development, and exploration of oil and natural gas properties. The company principally operates in the Permian Basin region of southeast New Mexico and West Texas. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Concho as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Concho Ratings Report.

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