Thursday, June 3, 2010

Stocks Rise: Exxon (NYSE:XOM), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), BP (NYSE:BP), Anadarko (NYSE:APC) All Up

Energy stocks saw a jump today, including Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), BP (NYSE:BP), and Anadarko (NYSE:APC). Exxon rose 1.7 percent on Thursday, causing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to rise 52 points.

Chevron rose 1.5 percent. Also providing a rise is crude oil futures with the July front running contract up to $73.23, a 37 cent increase.

BP, who has lost a total market value of $68 million saw an increase. BP went to $38.33, gaining 1.8 percent. This gain could be because of BP's success in fully cutting the pipe. Now they can proceed with trying to put the cap on it. Although, it is not a clean cut which is looking like it will cause problems, potentially making the cap not fit snug. If this is the case oil would still be leaking and a secondary cap would have to be put over top of the first one.

BP is planning on funding a project to put sand barriers around the wetlands in Louisiana, this will cost BP $360 million dollars. Even though this won't fully stop the oil, as there is already a considerable amount that is continuing to devastate Louisiana, the hope of this endeavor is to keep out the worst effects from the oil.

Finally, there is Anadarko who rose 1.2 percent to $44.89. They seem quite confident because they haven't changed their projection for 2010 on capital spending plans or their production outlook.

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