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Technical Analysis on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Equities -- Canadian Natural Resources, Pioneer Natural Resources, Gulfport Energy, Cimarex Energy, and PetroQuest Energy

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LONDON, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,526.48, down 0.02%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.35% higher at 16,979.13, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,986.51, up 0.25%. The gains were broad based as eight out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index ended the day at 708.65, up 0.20%, while the index has declined 1.84% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (NYSE: CNQ), Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE: PXD), Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR), Cimarex Energy Company (NYSE: XEC), and PetroQuest Energy Inc. (NYSE: PQ). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:  

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On Wednesday, shares in Canadian Natural Resources Ltd recorded a trading volume of 1.47 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 2.03 million shares. The stock finished the day at $42.06, up 0.31%, and registered an intraday range of $41.44 and $42.13. Shares of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd have declined 6.53% in the last one month. However, the stock has surged 5.81% in the past three months and 24.29% on YTD basis. Furthermore, the stock is trading above its 200-day moving average. The stock's 50-day moving average of $44.06 is above its 200-day moving average of $38.02. Additionally, shares of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd traded at a PE ratio of 15.08 and have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 43.30. Sign up and read the free notes on CNQ at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/CNQ-21Aug2014

Pioneer Natural Resources Co.'s stock advanced 0.64%, to close Wednesday's session at $204.47, after oscillating between $201.79 and $205.39. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.76 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.23 million shares. Over the last one month, Pioneer Natural Resources Co.'s shares have lost 8.35%. However, over the past three months and from the beginning of 2014, the stock has gained 1.84% and 11.08%, respectively. The company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average. The stock's 50-day moving average of $221.60 is above its 200-day moving average of $197.25. Further, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 44.06 and has an RSI of 36.55. The complimentary notes on PXD can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/PXD-21Aug2014

On Wednesday, shares in Gulfport Energy Corp. finished the session 0.42% higher at $57.28. A total of 0.65 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 1.41 million shares. The stock moved between $56.17 and $57.49 during the session. Over the last one month and past three months, Gulfport Energy Corp.'s shares have lost 3.81% and 8.13%, respectively. Also, the stock has fallen by 9.27% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $61.96 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $59.73. Shares of Gulfport Energy Corp. traded at a PE ratio of 20.67 and have an RSI of 50.83. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on GPOR at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/GPOR-21Aug2014

Cimarex Energy Co.'s stock fluctuated between $133.77 and $135.68 before ending Wednesday's session down 0.24%, at $134.92. The stock reported a trading volume of 0.97 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.24 million shares. Further, Cimarex Energy Co.'s shares have fell 5.03% over the last one month. However, the stock has rallied 8.69% over the past three months and 28.61% on YTD basis. The shares are trading above its 200-day moving average. The stock's 50-day moving average of $140.38 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $118.01. Moreover, shares of Cimarex Energy Co. traded at a PE ratio of 17.99 and have an RSI of 43.65. The complete research on XEC is available for free at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/XEC-21Aug2014

PetroQuest Energy Inc.'s stock fell by 0.16%, to close Wednesday's session at $6.16, after vacillating between $6.04 and $6.17. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.57 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.82 million shares. Over the last one month, PetroQuest Energy Inc.'s shares have declined 7.51%. However, over the past three months and from the beginning of 2014, the stock has gone up 2.33% and 42.59%, respectively. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average. The stock's 50-day moving average of $6.63 is above its 200-day moving average of $5.31. Further, PetroQuest Energy Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 16.62 and has an RSI of 48.89. Free in depth research on PQ is available at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/PQ-21Aug2014

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