September 8, 2016 - 10:34 PM EDT
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Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (AXAS) Climbs 3.07% Gain on September 8 to Lead Basic Materials Sector

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (AXAS) was one of the best performers amongst all companies listed in the basic materials sector on the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges during trading on September 8, climbing 3.07% to wrap the day at $1.68 after closing the day prior at $1.63. Throughout the trading session, shares of AXAS rose as high as $1.73 and dipped as low as $1.65. Today's advance came with about 846,930 shares changing hands, compared to an average 30-day volume of 933,390 for Abraxas Petroleum Corporation. The price is currently below the 30-day volume weighted average price of $1.69 for AXAS. The share appreciation today gives the company a market capitalization of $220.11 million based upon 135.04 million shares outstanding. It also means that AXAS has a price-to-book ratio of 8.63:1. In the past 52 weeks, shares of AXAS have traded as low as $0.65 and as high as $1.95. Technical traders will take note that at $1.68, shares of AXAS are trading above their 200-day MA at $1.13 and above their 50-day MA at $1.27. Technical analysts pay close attention to these key moving averages because they often serve as technical support and resistance levels and because a move through or holding above them is typically regarded as bullish. Who is AXAS? Abraxas Petroleum Corp is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploitation, development and production of oil and gas in the United States. The company’s 99 employees are led by CEO Robert L.G. Watson from the corporate headquarters at 18803 Meisner Drive in San Antonio, TX. For more information on AXAS and other companies trading on the major exchanges, as well as the over the counter markets, or to be considered for contributing content for our distribution network, visit today. All data provided by QuoteMedia, with stock data accurate as of 4:00 PM ET. is not responsible for inaccuracies in third-party supplied information. About is a leading publisher of market and investment news, commentary, proprietary research and videos from seasoned journalists, analysts and contributors covering the financial markets and global economies. Leveraging our extensive distribution network and social media presence, we have cultivated a valuable audience of engaged market enthusiasts, which in turn delivers a variety of unique opportunities for industry partnerships, corporate communications, market exposure and investment. A complete disclaimer can be viewed here.

Source: Financial Press News (September 8, 2016 - 10:34 PM EDT)

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