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 February 26, 2015 - 9:39 AM EST
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WPX Energy (WPX) is Trading Lower on Unusual Volume for February 26

WPX Energy ($WPX) experienced unusually high volume on Feb. 26, as the stock lost 9.97% to a closing price of $10.75. The stock saw 9.67 million shares trade hands over the course of the day on 44,867 trades. Given that the stock’s average daily volume over the last month has been 5.03 million shares a day, this represents a pretty substantial spike over the norm.

WPX Energy has a P/B ratio of 0.53. The stock has traded between $26.79 and $10.01 over the last 52-weeks, its 50-day SMA is now $11.68, and its 200-day SMA $18.69.

WPX Energy Inc is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company engaged in the exploitation and development of long-life unconventional properties. The Company is organized into domestic and international segments.

Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, WPX Energy has 1,200 employees and is currently under the leadership of CEO Richard E. Muncrief.

For a complete fundamental analysis of WPX Energy, check out equities.com’s E.V.A. report for WPX.

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Source: Equities.com News (February 26, 2015 - 9:39 AM EST)

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