Vertex Energy Inc (VTNR) Drops 10.77% on January 15

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Vertex Energy Inc (VTNR) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Friday January 15 as the stock slid 10.77% to $0.81, a loss of $-0.098 per share. Starting at an opening price of $0.90 a share, the stock traded between $0.81 and $0.99 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 39,429 shares over 133 trades, against an average daily volume of 55,767 shares and a total float of 28.21 million.

The losses send Vertex Energy Inc down to a market cap of $22.91 million. In the last year, Vertex Energy Inc has traded between $3.94 and $0.85, and its 50-day SMA is currently $1.59 and 200-day SMA is $2.24.

Vertex Energy Inc is an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. The Company operates in three divisions Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery.

Vertex Energy Inc is based out of Houston, TX and has some 225 employees. Its CEO is Benjamin P. Cowart.

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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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