Parker Drilling Co. (PKD) Jumps 18.69% on January 21

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Parker Drilling Co. (PKD) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Thursday January 21 as the stock popped 18.69% to $1.27, representing a gain of $0.2 per share. Some 791,171 shares traded hands on 3,155 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 660,805 shares out of a total float of 123.18 million. The stock opened at $1.09 and traded with an intraday range of $1.35 to $1.07.

After today's gains, Parker Drilling Co. reached a market cap of $156.44 million. Parker Drilling Co. has had a trading range between $4.55 and $0.98 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $2.19 and a 200-day SMA of $2.96.

Parker Drilling Co provides contract drilling and drilling-related services and rental tools. Its business segments include Rental Tools, U.S. Barge Drilling, U.S. Drilling, International Drilling, and Technical Services.

Parker Drilling Co. is based out of Houston, TX and has some 3,443 employees. Its CEO is Gary G. Rich.

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

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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