Sector Update: Energy

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Energy shares are higher in late trading as crude futures finish above $100 a barrel. Light, sweet crude oil for April delivery finished up 3.5%, or $3.44 to $101.42 a barrel. In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD ) is up 0.04% to $136.33. Market Vectors Gold Miners ( GDX ) is down 1.86% to $55.43. iShares Silver Trust ( SLV ) is down 0.62% to $33.40. In late-session energy news, shares of Quicksilver Energy ( KWK ) are slipping more than 4% after members of the Darden family announced that they had determined not to further pursue a take private transaction of Quicksilver resources at this time. Meanwhile, Wabash National ( WNC ) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive, five-year agreement to manufacture frac tanks for Indiana-based Sabre Manufacturing. WNC will be investing about $2.5 million and adding up to 200 jobs to support the new manufacturing initiative.

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This article appears in: Investing Commodities
Referenced Stocks: GDX , GLD , KWK , SLV , WNC


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