October 7, 2014 - 3:36 PM EDT
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Penn Virginia Corp. (PVA) Drops 7.22% on October 7

Penn Virginia Corp. (PVA) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for October 7 as the stock slid 7.22% to $10.92, a loss of $0.85 per share. Starting at an opening price of $11.67 a share, the stock traded between $10.92 and $11.74 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 2,973,299 shares over 18,253 trades.

The losses send Penn Virginia Corp. down to a market cap of $780,565,804. 

For a full analysis of Penn Virginia Corp., check out Equities.com's E.V.A. report.

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Source: Equities.com News (October 7, 2014 - 3:36 PM EDT)

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