Friday, November 5, 2010

Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), Brigham Exploration (Nasdaq:BEXP), Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) Soar on Rising Oil Prices

Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), Brigham Exploration (Nasdaq:BEXP), Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) all closed higher Thursday, moving up with the broader commodity sector on news of the quantitative easing about to be implemented by the Federal Reserve which will add about $600 billion to the money supply over the next several months, increasing inflationary pressures.

Commodity prices, including oil prices, responded as expected, moving up across the board, with gold growing to record levels again, closing in on $1,400 and ounce, while silver rose to over $26 an ounce. Aluminum increased to levels not seen since April.

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

Schlumberger closed at $75.80 Thursday, rising $3.59, or 4.97 percent. Brigham Exploration surged to close at $22.96, gaining $0.96, or 4.36 percent. Oasis Petroleum was up to $23.44 at the end of the trading session, gaining $1.31, or 5.92 percent.

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