Friday, November 5, 2010

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Apache Corp (NYSE:APA), Chevron (NYSE:CVX) Up on Rising Oil Prices

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Apache Corp (NYSE:APA), Chevron (NYSE:CVX) were all moving up Thursday on the inflationary measures announced by the Federal Reserve through QE2, which pushed the overall commodity market up, along with companies within each sector, including the oil producers.

Commodity prices in general increased, 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.

Halliburton closed at $32.85 Thursday, rising $1.16, or 3.66 percent. Apache Corp surged to close at $107.79, gaining $5.21, or 5.08 percent. Chevron was up to $85.14 at the end of the trading session, rising by $2.44, or 2.95 percent.

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