September 16, 2014 - 12:23 PM EDT
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Vaalco Energy Inc. (EGY) Jumps 6.43% on September 16

Vaalco Energy Inc. (EGY) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for September 16 as the stock popped 6.43% to $9.11, representing a gain of $0.55 per share. Some 1,344,644 shares traded hands on 8,384 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 1,089,604 shares out of a total float of 56,958,108. The stock opened at $8.57 and traded with an intraday range of $8.50 to $9.32.

After today's gains, Vaalco Energy Inc. reached a market cap of $518,888,364. Vaalco Energy Inc. has had a trading range between $9.67 and $5.03 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $7.97 and a 200-day SMA of $7.29.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 10.50.

VAALCO Energy Inc is an independent energy company, which is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas.

Vaalco Energy Inc. is based out of Houston, TX and has some 111 employees. It's CEO is Steven P. Guidry.

For a full analysis of Vaalco Energy Inc., check out's E.V.A. report.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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Source: News (September 16, 2014 - 12:23 PM EDT)

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