Range Resources Corporation (RRC): Today's Featured Energy Laggard

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Range Resources Corporation ( RRC) pushed the Energy industry lower today making it today's featured Energy laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Range Resources Corporation fell $2.26 (-2.6%) to $82.97 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,077,694 shares of Range Resources Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,751,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $82.83-$85.64 after having opened the day at $85.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.23. Other companies within the Energy industry that declined today were: Whiting USA Trust I ( WHX), down 27.7%, Houston American Energy Corporation ( HUSA), down 12.7%, New Concept Energy ( GBR), down 7.1% and Pyramid Oil Company ( PDO), down 6.5%.

Range Resources Corporation operates as an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and oil company in the United States. The company acquires, explores, and develops natural gas and oil properties. Range Resources Corporation has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Range Resources Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Range Resources Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, KiOR ( KIOR), up 39.8%, MagneGas Corporation ( MNGA), up 20.0%, Clayton Williams Energy ( CWEI), up 15.5% and Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporat ( AMCF), up 12.1% , were all gainers within the energy industry with Kinder Morgan ( KMI) being today's featured energy industry leader.

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