Vaalco Energy Inc. (EGY) Jumps 8.62% on February 17

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Vaalco Energy Inc. (EGY) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Wednesday February 17 as the stock popped 8.62% to $1.26, representing a gain of $0.1 per share. Some 175,526 shares traded hands on 396 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 298,995 shares out of a total float of 58.4 million. The stock opened at $1.16 and traded with an intraday range of $1.26 to $1.08.

After today's gains, Vaalco Energy Inc. reached a market cap of $73.59 million. Vaalco Energy Inc. has had a trading range between $5.88 and $1.04 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $1.41 and a 200-day SMA of $1.80.

VAALCO Energy Inc is an independent energy company. It is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas.

Vaalco Energy Inc. is based out of Houston, TX and has some 113 employees. Its CEO is Steven P. Guidry.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Vaalco Energy Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for EGY. 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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