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 April 30, 2015 - 5:32 PM EDT
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Unit Corp. (UNT) is Trading Higher on Unusual Volume for April 30

Unit Corp. (UNT) experienced unusually high volume on Apr. 30, as the stock gained 5.64% to a closing price of $34.84. The stock saw 945,538 shares trade hands over the course of the day on 8,333 trades. Given that the stock’s average daily volume over the last month has been 529,318 shares a day, this represents a pretty substantial spike over the norm.

Unit Corp. has a P/B ratio of 0.74. It also has a P/E ratio of 11.9. The stock has traded between $70.37 and $24.76 over the last 52-weeks, its 50-day SMA is now $29.45, and its 200-day SMA $43.43.

Unit Corp engages in land contract drilling of natural gas & oil wells, exploration, development, acquisition and production of oil and natural gas properties. Its activities also include buying, selling, gathering, & processing of natural gas in U.S.

Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, Unit Corp. has 1,286 employees and is currently under the leadership of CEO Larry D. Pinkston.

For a complete fundamental analysis of Unit Corp., check out equities.com’s E.V.A. report for UNT.

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Source: Equities.com News (April 30, 2015 - 5:32 PM EDT)

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