Hercules Offshore Inc (HERO) Jumps 19.43% on February 16

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Hercules Offshore Inc (HERO) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Tuesday February 16 as the stock popped 19.43% to $1.25, representing a gain of $0.204 per share. Some 287,143 shares traded hands on 744 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 106,558 shares out of a total float of 181.64 million. The stock opened at $1.10 and traded with an intraday range of $1.28 to $1.05.

After today's gains, Hercules Offshore Inc reached a market cap of $227.78 million. Hercules Offshore Inc has had a trading range between $14.50 and $0.73 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $1.77 and a 200-day SMA of $n/a.

Hercules Offshore Inc provides shallow-water drilling & marine services. It provides these services to national oil & gas companies, integrated energy companies & independent oil & natural gas operators.

Hercules Offshore Inc is based out of Houston, TX and has some 1,800 employees. Its CEO is John T. Rynd.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Hercules Offshore Inc, check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for HERO. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

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