2. As of noon trading, Apache Corporation ( APA) is up $0.59 (0.7%) to $88.62 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Apache Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.84-$89.06 after having opened the day at $88.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.03.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $34.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Apache Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apache Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full Apache Corporation Ratings Report now.

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