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Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Stocks Technical Data -- Continental Resources, Matador Resources, PetroQuest Energy, Canadian Natural Resources, and Pioneer Natural Resources

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LONDON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,363.45, down 1.41%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.94%, to finish the day at 16,976.81, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,958.12, down 1.18%. The losses were broad based with all the ten sectors ending the session in negative. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index ended the day at 719.87, down 1.60%, whereas the index has advanced 6.00% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Continental Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLR), Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR), PetroQuest Energy Inc. (NYSE: PQ), Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (NYSE: CNQ), and Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE: PXD). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:  

http://investor-edge.com/register

Continental Resources Inc.'s stock finished the Thursday's session 1.67% lower at $150.27. A total of 0.84 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 0.91 million shares. The stock vacillated between $149.87 and $155.42 during the session. Over the last one month, Continental Resources Inc.'s shares have fallen by 1.38%. However, the stock has gained 11.06% in the previous three month and 33.55% since the beginning of 2014. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $145.98 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $123.36. Continental Resources Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 26.62 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 52.46. Sign up and read the free notes on CLR at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/CLR-18Jul2014

On Thursday, shares in Matador Resources Co. fluctuated between $25.98 and $26.93 before ending the session 2.10% lower at $26.05. The stock reported a trading volume of 0.79 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 1.16 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 18.11. Matador Resources Co.'s shares have fallen by 3.12% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.75% in the last one month, while the stock has gained 39.75% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $22.74, which is below the 50-day moving average of $26.41. Moreover, shares of Matador Resources Co. have an RSI of 47.57. The complimentary notes on MTDR can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/MTDR-18Jul2014

On Thursday, PetroQuest Energy Inc.'s stock declined 4.49% to close the day at $6.59. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.62 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.83 million shares. The company shares oscillated between $6.57 and $6.96 during the session. Over the last three trading sessions and over the past one month, PetroQuest Energy Inc.'s shares have fallen by 3.80% and 1.49%, respectively. However, the stock has gained an upside of 52.55% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. PetroQuest Energy Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $6.54 is above its 200-day moving average of $5.09. Additionally, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 22.47 and has an RSI of 50.67. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on PQ at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/PQ-18Jul2014

On Thursday, shares in Canadian Natural Resources Ltd recorded a trading volume of 1.56 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 2.25 million shares. The stock ended the day at $44.11, which was 1.54% below its previous day's closing of $44.80, and registered an intraday range of $44.00 and $44.99. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 18.42. Although Canadian Natural Resources Ltd's stock has lost 2.39% in the previous three trading sessions, it has gained 8.54% in the last three months and 30.35% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $42.86 and $36.65, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd have an RSI of 52.51.  The complete research on CNQ is available for free at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/CNQ-18Jul2014

Shares in Pioneer Natural Resources Co. fell 1.38% to end the Thursday's session at $222.58. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.90 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.23 million shares. The company shares fluctuated between $222.07 and $229.01 during the session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 51.58. Pioneer Natural Resources Co.'s shares have fallen by 0.93% over the previous three trading sessions. However, the stock has advanced 9.48% in the last three months and 20.92% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Pioneer Natural Resources Co.'s 50-day moving average of $216.80 is above its 200-day moving average of $195.63. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 53.90. Free in depth research on PXD is available at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/PXD-18Jul2014

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