Analyst Rating on Vaalco Energy Inc (NYSE:EGY)

Vaalco Energy Inc (NYSE:EGY) has received a short term rating of hold from experts at Zacks with a rank of 3. The stock has been rated an average of 2 by 1 Brokerage Firm. 1 stock experts have also suggested a buy rating. Vaalco Energy Inc (NYSE:EGY) : On Thursday heightened volatility was witnessed in Vaalco Energy Inc (NYSE:EGY) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $1.15 and hit $1.24 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $1.24, with a gain of 7.83% or 0.09 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 633,662 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $4.37 and the company has a market cap of $73 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $1.04 .

The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 7.73% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 0.55%. Investors should note that the Company has disclosed insider buying and selling activities to the Securities Exchange, Knapp Alfred John Jr., director of Vaalco Energy Inc /De/ had purchased 20,000 shares on December 30, 2015 in a transaction. The price per share was $1.47 and the total amount of the disclosed transaction was $29,400.The Insider information was disclosed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing. This information is based on open market transaction at the market prices.

VAALCO Energy, Inc. is an independent energy company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas. It owns producing properties and conducts exploration activities as an operator in Gabon, West Africa, conducts exploration activities as an operator in Angola, West Africa, and participates in exploration and development activities as a non-operator in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. It is the operator of unconventional resource properties in the United States in North Texas and leasehold in Montana. It also owns minor interests in conventional production activities as a non-operator in the United States. Its properties include Etame Marin Block, Mutamba Iroru block, Block 5 and Block P, among others. Its subsidiaries include VAALCO Gabon (Etame), Inc., VAALCO Production (Gabon), Inc., VAALCO Angola (Kwanza), Inc., VAALCO UK (North Sea), Ltd., VAALCO International, Inc. and VAALCO Energy (EG), Inc., among others.

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