As I return to my column-writing duties after a week of vacation, I must acknowledge my readers, who took notice of my absence. Hey, Mom.
Viewing our state-based stocks over the past two weeks since last we met here, we find one of our largest, most well-established firms flying high as an eagle.
Tulsa-based Helmerich & Payne, a contract drilling company, jumped 10 percent over the past 10 trading days to close Friday at $107.70 after setting a new all-time high earlier in the day of more than $108.
As we usually find when we search for news on HP, there is a great deal of chatter about the computer industry.
That’s because a lot of folks think HP is Hewlett Packard’s ticker symbol (The printer company is HPQ, people).
While 3-D printing is irrelevant to our firm, 3-D seismic is where it’s at.
If you want to drill, baby, drill, Helmerich & Payne is ready to serve. And that demand is serving shareholders nicely.
Speaking of ticker symbols, this week’s beagle owns one of our favorite stock monikers.