Anadarko best, Family Dollar worst for week on S&P 500
Energy and financials stocks were among the top gainers in the S&P 500 Index this week, with retail stocks landing at both the top and bottom of the index.See also Friday's post:
The following are the S&P 500 (SPX 1,077, -1.08, -0.10%) stocks that clocked the best and worst performance for the four-session week ended July 9:
Top 5Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC 46.62, +1.21, +2.67%) shares surged 19.3% for the week, clinching the spot as the index's top gainer. Anadarko owns a 25% stake in the Macondo oil well operated by BP Plc (BP 35.91, +1.86, +5.46%) that exploded April 20 and its shares had lost about half their value by the end of June, as the oil spill reached disaster proportions...
"Anadarko won't help pay for Gulf spill" (APC; BP)
The stock is up 68 cents at $45.24. That's a bit under 19% since we decided to show APC some love on June 30, the day it started to bounce off it's double bottom low.
Bullish Options Plays in Anadarko Petroleum (APC)
UPDATED: Sometimes the Crowd is Right: Relatively Heavy Call Activity in Anadarko Petroleum (APC)
"As Oil Spill Rages On, Option Players Remain Optimistic About Anadarko Petroleum Corporation" (APC; BP)
Royal Bank of Scotland on BP: "BUY" and "Anadarko Trades at $99,999, Briefly Halted" (APC; BP)