El Paso Corp (NYSE:EP)’s Q1 earnings increased 39%, while the natural gas and oil producer’s El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EPB) posted 17% greater income.
For the most recent period, El Paso reported a profit of $86 million, or 11 cents per share, as compared to $62 million, or 8 cents per share, a year before. Not including derivatives impacts, merger-related costs and other objects, earnings came in at 20 cents per share, lower from 30 cents.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters projected earnings of 29 cents per share.
Its competitors include BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) that slipped -0.33% to $42.22 with the total traded volume of 1.21 million shares and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) that dropped -0.44% to $85.82 with the total traded volume of 1.73 million shares.
Other Basic Materials stocks with bullish trend include Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) up 2.63% to $17.18, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) up 1.55% to $15.73 and Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) up 2.38% to $51.12, whereas with bearish trend include Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI) down -1.18% to $8.40, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) down -2.20% to $37.28 and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) down -1.51% to $23.50.
El Paso Corp (NYSE:EP) stock reports on May 03, 2012 decreased 1.54% to the trading price of $29.83 at 10:47AM EDT. Its fifty two week range is $16.30-$30.86. The total market capitalization remained $23.08 billion.
The overall volume in the current trading session is 1.31 million shares. In its share capital EP has 772.86 million outstanding shares among them 768.89 million shares have been floated in market exchange. EP stock institutional ownership remained 82.30% while insider ownership included 0.41%.
EP is ahead its 52 week low with 83.85% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -1.90%. EP last month stock price volatility remained 1.66%. The stock price of EP is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with 1.03% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with 2.73%.
EP current year earnings per share experienced an addition with -81.69% while its current quarter performance remained 12.52%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.36. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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