Basic Material Most Active STocks: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP), Kodiak Oil & Gas (NYSE:KOG), Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY)

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Oil field service companies such as Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) contend that they spend millions of dollars developing the chemicals used to coax oil and gas out of the ground and want to protect their investment. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) stock performance was 0.57% in last session and finished the day at $63.21. Traded volume was 4.48million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 7.84million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.60. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) insider ownership is 0.30%.

Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP)’s CEO Geoffrey R. Bedford have acquired 50,000 shares of the company’s stock from the open market. The transaction took place on May 15. The average purchase price of the stock is $2.76 per share. The entire transaction is valued at $138,000. With the new purchase, the CEO now owns 318,947 shares of the Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP) stock. Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP) dropped -2.40 percent to $2.85 Monday on volume of 4.58million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $2.82 to $3.02. Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP) has a market capitalization of $697.43million.

Puzzle solving involves decisions about where to put the pieces, and in the Bakken, tighter placement of wells has been the strategic mantra at Denver-based Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (USA) (NYSE:KOG) since the company undertook a downspacing push in 2013. Company is pleased with the results of its program to drill, complete, and evaluate higher density lateral spacing, Lynn Peterson, company CEO said in a February conference call. Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (USA) (NYSE:KOG)’s stock on May 19, 2014 reported a increase of 2.04% to the closing price of $12.50. Its fifty two weeks range is $8.34 -$14.11. The total market capitalization recorded $3.33billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 4.80million shares. In its share capital, KOG has 266.51million outstanding shares.

On May 13, 2014, Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AUY) declared that Daniel Racine has joined the Company’s senior management as Senior Vice President of Canadian Operations and Mine Planning & Development, with immediate effect. According to the Company, Mr. Racine in his new role will be responsible for all mining operations in Canada and will lead the strategy to grow the Company’s Canadian portfolio. On Monday, shares of Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AUY) advanced 1.48% to close the day at $7.53. Company return on investment (ROI) is -5.60% and its monthly performance is recorded as -5.40%. Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AUY) quarterly revenue growth is -28.15%.

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