Pacific Ethanol Inc. (PEIX) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Tuesday February 02 as the stock slid 6.21% to $3.17, a loss of $-0.21 per share. Starting at an opening price of $3.28 a share, the stock traded between $3.15 and $3.31 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 383,884 shares over 2,551 trades, against an average daily volume of 970,115 shares and a total float of 42.52 million.
The losses send Pacific Ethanol Inc. down to a market cap of $134.78 million. In the last year, Pacific Ethanol Inc. has traded between $13.70 and $2.41, and its 50-day SMA is currently $4.03 and 200-day SMA is $7.46.
The stock has a P/E Ratio of 309.
Pacific Ethanol Inc is engaged in producing and marketing low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. It also sells ethanol co-products, including wet distillers grain, a nutritious animal feed, and corn oil.
Pacific Ethanol Inc. is based out of Sacramento, CA and has some 180 employees. Its CEO is Neil M. Koehler.
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