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Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, July 13, 2014

Don Mecoy: A weekly look at Oklahoma companies’ high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.
by Don Mecoy Published: July 13, 2014



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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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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