Eagle & Beagle
It's been a tough few weeks for Wall Street.
Stocks have been sluggish, with the Dow finishing last week in negative territory for the fourth consecutive week. Both the Dow and Nasdaq, despite a good Friday, slipped 1.8 percent last week, with the S&P 500 down nearly as much.
That makes our eagle even more flight-worthy. Helmerich & Payne, a Tulsa-based contract oil and natural gas driller, posted record fourth-quarter and annual earnings, which prompted traders to push the stock price higher.
By week's end, HP shares gained 8.7 percent to close Friday at $49.92.
In a week with few standout stocks, HP was the clear winner among Oklahoma stocks.
Unfortunately, there were plenty of potential beagles to choose from this week.
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