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Eagle and Beagle: Oklahoma's best and worst stock

Business Writer Don Mecoy writes about the best- and worst-performing Oklahoma stocks for the week.
Oklahoman Published: November 18, 2012
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Eagle & Beagle

Eagle

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.

Beagle

Unfortunately, there were plenty of potential beagles to choose from this week.

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by Don Mecoy
Business Editor
Business Editor Don Mecoy has covered business news for more than a decade after earlier working on The Oklahoman's city, state and metro news desks, including a stint as city editor. He has won state and regional journalism awards for business,...
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