Energy Stocks, Crude Oil Falling in Afternoon Trade; Dawson Geo Tumbles After Q4 Warning

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Top Energy Stocks

XOM -0.2%

CVX -0.3%

COP -0.6%, after earlier hitting fresh 52 week highs

SLB -1% from near 52 week highs

OXY -0.5%

Energy stocks are lower with the NYSE Energy Sector Index sinking about 0.7% while shares of energy companies in the S&P 500 are down 0.8% as a group. Crude oil for October delivery is down 80 cents at $105.59 per barrel while October natural gas is down 3 cents to $3.69 per 1 million BTU.

In company news, Dawson Geophysical ( DWSN ) is down over 12% at near $32.80 a share, sliding as low as $32.30 today after the oilfield services company said it is experiencing a significant reduction in its data acquisition crew utilization rates during Q4 that will negatively impact its quarterly financial results.

In other sector news,

(+) MILL, (+0.75%) U.S. Court of Appeals upholds dismissal of two consolidated shareholder lawsuits accusing the company and its executives of disseminating misleading information, mismanagement and wasting corporate assets.

(-) WHX, (-7%) Galbraith Global Investment Management "strongly" urges Whiting Petroleum - a 15.8% owner of WHX equity units - to dump its stake in the oil- and gas-focused REIT, arguing the stock is grossly overvalued at its current levels.



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