April 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM EDT
Pre-Market Analysis on HK, WLL, BBG, RDC, and CXO

New York City, New York - Markets began the current trading week on an upbeat note. The S&P 500 closed at a record high following robust housing data. More than 70 percent of the stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange closed in positive territory, showing overall market strength. Major Oil and gas drilling stocks like Halcon Resources Corp. (NYSE: HK), Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG), Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE: RDC), and Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) showed good gains. StockCall has posted free technicalresearch on HK, WLL, BBG, RDC, and CXO which can be downloaded upon sign up at


Halcon Resources Corp gained robustly with below average volume, thus ending its latest session at $6.68. The stock finished 2.45 percent higher than its previous close. Its volume for the day stood at 4.73 million shares. The stock is currently trading lower than its 20-day SMA of $6.7 and 50-day SMA of $6.71 which is indicative of a neutral trend. Its first resistance level is at $6.83 while it may tumble down to $6.64 before receiving any support. Halcon Resources’ stock is down 2.34 percent on a YTD basis. Sign up and read the complimentary report on HK at


Whiting Petroleum Corp. rose in Monday’s trading session. The stock closed 1.48 percent higher at $45.26 with below average volume of 1.38 million shares, showing a neutral trend. The stock has its first support level at $45.07. Upon breaching this level, its next support level is at $44.36. The company has its 52-week high at $58.33, while its 52-week low stands at $35.68. The company commands market capitalization of $5.40 billion. It is also trading below its short-term and long-term average price, further confirming a neutral trend. The free report on WLL can be downloaded by signing up now at


Bill Barrett Corporation ended its latest trading session at $20.16, up 0.55 percent from its previous close. With its latest upward movement, the stock is now up 15.27 percent on a YTD basis, while its 52 weeks loss stands at 14.9 percent. Bill Barrett’s stock oscillated in the range of $19.84 and $20.50 during Monday’s session. It traded 995,107 shares and shows a mild neutral trend. The stock may touch $20.26 in the coming trading sessions. Upon breaching this level, its next resistance level is at $20.71. BBG commands market capitalization of $984.14 million. Free report on BBG can be accessed by registering at


Rowan Companies PLC is currently trading above its 20-day but below its 50-day moving average price. The stock is in a neutral mode and it also ended the latest trading session 0.78 percent higher at $32.13, further confirming this trend. Rowan Companies exchanged 1.03 million shares during Monday’s session. The stock has underperformed the broader markets and has gained 5.41 percent so far this year. However, it is likely to go up to $32.70 in the coming trading sessions. Its second resistance level is at $33.58. The stock commands market capitalization of $3.99 billion.Register withStockCall and download the research on RDC for free at


With the upward trend shown by broad market indices, Concho Resources Inc.’s stock finished 1.27 percent higher at $86.16, with volume down from daily average of 1.09 million to 988,856 shares. The stock is up so far in 2013 with its year-to-date gain at 9.24 percent. However, the stock currently shows a neutral trend which is further confirmed by the stock’s MACD chart. Concho Resources has its first support level at $85.70. Read the full free research on CXO by signing up to StockCall at


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