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Energy stocks have moved out in front of the broader market. The sector is now up 1.0% as Newfield Exploration (NFX 73.36, +1.35), Occidental Petroleum (OXY 104.88, +1.73), and Peabody Energy (BTU 70.48, +1.13) provide leadership.
Energy stocks have also provided support to overseas markets. More specifically, Total (TOT 62.24, +0.65) has helped France's CAC climb to a 0.7% gain after it had wavered earlier today. BP Plc (BP 49.07, +0.51) has been a leader in Britain's FTSE, which is presently up 0.8%. PetroChina (PTR 141.23, +1.98) led China's Shanghai Composite to an overnight gain of 1.8%.
Advancing Sectors: Energy (+1.0%), Utilities (+0.9%), Materials (+0.5%), Industrials (+0.5%), Consumer Staples (+0.4%), Consumer Discretionary (+0.3%), Financial (+0.3%), Telecom (+0.3%)
Declining Sectors: Health Care (-0.1%)
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