Friday, November 5, 2010

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Shell (NYSE:RDS-a) Up on Rising Oil Prices

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Shell (NYSE:RDS-a) were all in positive territory Thursday on the inflationary measures announced by the Federal Reserve through QE2, which drove the overall commodity market up, along with companies within each sector, including the oil producers.

Commodity prices overall rose, including silver, which increased to over $26 an ounce. Gold prices surged to all-time record highs again, nearing the $1,400 an ounce mark. Aluminum increased to its highest levels since April, and silver went over $26 an ounce.

Light, sweet crude for December delivery settled the trading day up $1.80 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at $86.49.

Exxon Mobil closed at $69.38 Thursday, rising $1.41, or 2.07 percent. Transocean surged to close at $64.21, gaining $0.25, or 0.39 percent. Shell was up $68.29 at the end of the trading day, increasing by $1.10, or 1.64 percent.

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