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Basic Energy Services (BAS) in Focus: Stock Moves 5.9% Higher
February 12, 2014


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Basic Energy Services, Inc. (BAS - Snapshot Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise by almost 6% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This continues the recent uptrend for the company as the stock is now up over 30% in the past one-month time frame.

This oil & gas equipment & services company has seen three positive estimate revisions over the last 30 days while its Zacks Consensus Estimate remained same over the same time frame, suggesting that more solid trading could be ahead for Basic Energy Services. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if this recent move higher can turn into more strength down the road.

Basic Energy Services currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is negative.

Some better-ranked stocks in the basic materials sector include PH Glatfelter Co. (GLT - Snapshot Report), Gruma S.A.B. de CV and Emerge Energy Services LP (EMES - Snapshot Report). While PH Glatfelter and Gruma S.A.B. de CV hold a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Emerge Energy Services carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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