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Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Stocks Highlight -- Energy XXI Bermuda, Chesapeake Energy, Newfield Exploration, Anadarko Petroleum, and Talisman Energy

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LONDON, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Friday, August 01, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,352.64, down 0.39%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.42%, to finish the day at 16,493.37, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,925.15, down 0.29%. The losses were broad based as seven out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index ended the day at 697.87, down 0.71%, while the index has advanced 1.73% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Energy XXI Bermuda Ltd (NASDAQ: EXXI), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK), Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC), and Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE: TLM). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:  


On Friday, shares in Energy XXI Bermuda Ltd traded between $18.71 and $20.48 before ending the session 3.46% lower at $19.27. The stock reported a trading volume of 3.86 million shares, above its three months average volume of 1.83 million shares. The stock traded at a PE ratio of 13.88. Energy XXI Bermuda Ltd's shares have plummeted 7.36% in the previous three trading sessions, 15.11% in the last three months and 28.79% on YTD basis. The company is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $22.05 and $24.22, respectively. Moreover, shares of Energy XXI Bermuda Ltd have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 26.99. Sign up and read the free notes on EXXI at:


Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s stock declined 1.14%, to close the day at $26.07. The stock recorded a trading volume of 6.49 million shares, below its three months average volume of 8.59 million shares. The stock oscillated between $25.90 and $26.42 during the session. Over the last three trading sessions and over the past three months, Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s shares have fallen by 3.66% and 2.54%, respectively. However, the stock has advanced 1.55% since the start of this year. The company is trading above its 200-day moving average of $25.95, while the 200-day moving average is below Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s 50-day moving average of $27.97. Additionally, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 15.58 and has an RSI of 34.62. The complimentary notes on CHK can be downloaded as in PDF format at:


Newfield Exploration Co.'s stock finished Friday's session 2.41% lower at $39.33. A total of 3.59 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 2.46 million shares. The stock moved between $38.80 and $40.09 during the session. Over the last three months and since the beginning of this year, Newfield Exploration Co.'s shares have surged 16.60% and 59.68%, respectively. However, the stock has declined 9.52% in the previous three trading sessions. The company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $41.22 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $31.73. Newfield Exploration Co.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 23.74 and has an RSI of 32.17. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on NFX at:


On Friday, shares in Anadarko Petroleum Corp. recorded a trading volume of 5.19 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 3.73 million shares. The stock ended the day at $105.62, which was 1.15% below its previous day's closing of $106.85, and registered an intraday range of $104.50 and $106.89. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 23.70. Although Anadarko Petroleum Corp.'s shares have lost 3.30% in the previous three trading sessions, it has gained 6.08% in the last three months and 33.16% on YTD basis. The company is trading above its 200-day moving average of $93.03. Furthermore, shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. have an RSI of 43.63. The complete research on APC is available for free at:


Talisman Energy Inc.'s stock edged 0.77% lower, to close Friday's session at $10.37, after oscillating between $10.33 and $10.61. The stock recorded a trading volume of 5.95 million shares, above its three months average volume of 4.24 million shares. Talisman Energy Inc.'s shares have declined 5.56% in the previous three trading sessions and 1.43% in the last one month. Additionally, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has declined 10.99%. The company is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $10.89 is above its 50-day moving average of $10.39. Further, Talisman Energy Inc.'s stock has an RSI of 48.20. Free in depth research on TLM is available at:


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