It was meager pickings in this week’s search for an eagle.
Just a half-dozen state-based stocks grew in value over the past five trading days, with a couple of those adding only a fraction of 1 percent.
Our top performer, Tulsa-based Alliance Holdings GP recovered from a brief Tuesday swoon (on very light volume) to post a nearly 4 percent gain for the week. AHGP shares closed Friday at $66.87, less than $3 from the issue’s 52-week high.
The coal industry issue received positive press last week from Zack’s, which noted that analysts who follow the stock have been raising their earnings estimates for the firm.
A 4-percent gain may not be spectacular, but in a room full of losers, even a minor winner deserves a pat on the back.
Despite the broad losses among Oklahoma stocks, there were no crash-and-burn scenarios.
Our young beagle only recently went public. Paycom Software Inc. is an Oklahoma City-based firm that, among other things, handles online payroll for other companies.
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