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Energy Equipment and Services Stocks Review -- Helmerich and Payne, Vantage Drilling, Dresser-Rand, RPC Inc., and Weatherford Intl.

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LONDON, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, August 21, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,532.10, up 0.12%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.36%, to finish the day at 17,039.49, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,992.37, up 0.29%. The gains were broad based as seven out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index ended the day flat at 708.67, and the index has advanced 2.87% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Helmerich and Payne Inc. (NYSE: HP), Vantage Drilling Company (NYSE MKT: VTG), Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE: DRC), RPC Inc. (NYSE: RES), and Weatherford International PLC (NYSE: WFT). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:

Helmerich and Payne Inc.'s stock finished Thursday's session 1.00% lower at $100.04. A total of 1.21 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 0.97 million shares. The stock moved between $99.00 and $100.89 during the session. Although, Helmerich and Payne Inc.'s shares have declined 5.27% in the last three months, it has advanced 0.71% in the previous three trading sessions and 18.98% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $98.58, while the 200-day moving average is below Helmerich and Payne Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $111.20. The stock traded at a PE ratio of 16.54 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 35.83. Sign up and read the free notes on HP at:

On Thursday, shares in Vantage Drilling Co. traded between $1.81 and $1.88 before ending the session 3.70% lower at $1.82. The stock reported a trading volume of 1.51 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.60 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 8.15. Over the last three trading sessions and since the start of this year, Vantage Drilling Co.'s shares have fallen by 1.62% and 1.09%, respectively. However, the stock has surged 10.30% in the last three months. The company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $1.78. Moreover, shares of Vantage Drilling Co. have an RSI of 55.05. The complimentary notes on VTG can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

Dresser-Rand Group Inc.'s stock edged 0.28% higher, to close the day at $68.39. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.83 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.05 million shares. The stock oscillated between $67.37 and $68.61 during the session. Dresser-Rand Group Inc.'s shares have gained 2.83% in the last three trading sessions and 13.12% in the previous three months. Further, the stock has surged 14.69% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $63.03 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $59.53. Additionally, Dresser-Rand Group Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 28.95 and has an RSI of 66.47. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on DRC at:

On Thursday, shares in RPC Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.00 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 0.69 million shares. The stock ended the day at $22.71, which was 2.95% above its previous day's closing of $22.06, and registered an intraday range of $21.79 and $23.02. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 24.53. Although RPC Inc.'s shares have lost 0.13% in the last one month, it has advanced 2.39% in the previous three months and 27.23% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $20.27. Furthermore, shares of RPC Inc. have an RSI of 43.97. The complete research on RES is available for free at:

Weatherford International PLC's stock edged 0.84% lower, to close Thursday's session at $22.47, after oscillating between $22.10 and $22.55. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.42 million shares, much below its three months average volume of 6.42 million shares. Weatherford International PLC's shares have advanced 1.67% in the previous three trading sessions, 5.39% in the last three months and 45.06% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average. The stock's 50-day moving average of $22.53 is above its 200-day moving average of $18.36. Further, Weatherford International PLC's stock traded at a PE ratio of 33.54 and has an RSI of 54.34. Free in depth research on WFT is available at:


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