BUZZ-Oil and gas companies: Shares up as oil prices rise

Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:35am EDT
 
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** Oil and gas stocks up after oil prices rise more than 3 pct after U.S. government data showed a drop in crude stockpiles

** Brent up at $50.04 a barrel at 11.23 a.m ET; U.S. crude up 5.4 pct at $47.02 a barrel

** Energy stocks lead top pct gainers on NYSE

** Drillers: Pioneer Energy Services Corp up 16.9 pct, W&T Offshore Inc up 11 pct, Rowan Companies Plc up 7.3 pct, Helmerich & Payne Inc up 5.7 pct, Nabors Industries Ltd up 6.2 pct

** E&P companies: Comstock Resources Inc up 8 pct, Callon Petroleum Co up 9.3 pct, Eclipse Resources Corp up 10.3 pct, Denbury Resources Inc up 8.8 pct, QEP Resources Inc up 8.8 pct, Pioneer Natural Resources up 4.2 pct

** Industry leaders: Exxon Mobil Corp up 2.3 pct, Chevron Corp up 2.2 pct, Schlumberger Ltd up 3.5 pct, Halliburton Co up 4.8 pct

** Canadian energy companies: Encana Corp up 5.7 pct, Cenovus Energy Inc up 5.7 pct, Imperial Oil Ltd up 2.8 pct