Pacific Ethanol Inc. (PEIX) Drops 6.39% on February 18

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Pacific Ethanol Inc. (PEIX) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Thursday February 18 as the stock slid 6.39% to $3.45, a loss of $-0.235 per share. Starting at an opening price of $3.71 a share, the stock traded between $3.37 and $3.75 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 280,290 shares over 1,592 trades, against an average daily volume of 966,054 shares and a total float of 42.52 million.

The losses send Pacific Ethanol Inc. down to a market cap of $146.48 million. In the last year, Pacific Ethanol Inc. has traded between $13.70 and $2.41, and its 50-day SMA is currently $3.82 and 200-day SMA is $6.98.

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.

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

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