September 14, 2016 - 5:56 PM EDT
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Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) Dives 7.85% in Morning Session on September 13

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) lost ground during morning trading on September 13 to make it one of the worst performers amongst all NYSE and NASDAQ listed stocks in the basic materials sector halfway through the trading day. At the lunch break, shares of MUR have fallen 7.85% to $26.05 after closing the day prior at $28.27. So far, the stock has traded as high as $27.61 and as low as $25.82. Today's decline has come with about 2.29 million shares changing hands, compared to an average 30-day volume of 3.14 million for Murphy Oil Corporation. The price is currently below the 30-day volume weighted average price of $26.41 for MUR. The share depreciation gives the company a market capitalization of $4.87 billion based upon 172.2 million shares outstanding. It also means that MUR has a price-to-book ratio of 0.94:1. In the past 52 weeks, shares of MUR have traded as low as $14.3 and as high as $37.48. Technical traders will take note that at $26.05, shares of MUR are trading above their 200-day MA at $25.56 and below their 50-day MA at $28.82. 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 below them is typically regarded as bearish. Who is MUR? Murphy Oil Corp is an oil & gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, Malaysia and all other countries. The company’s 1258 employees are led by CEO Roger W. Jenkins from the corporate headquarters at 200 Peach Street in El Dorado, AR. For more information on MUR 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 12:00 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 14, 2016 - 5:56 PM EDT)

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