Deep Dive: These oil stocks rise the most after supply disruption in the Middle East

(Updated with market close information.)
Shares of energy companies shot up Monday in the wake of the aerial attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil facility. That led to the suspension of about 5% of world oil production, the largest supply disruption ever.
Phil Flynn, a senior market strategist with the Price Futures group who writes a daily energy report, said that even though the oil-supply disruption from the weekend attack was larger than those suffered during the Gulf War in 1991 or Iran’s revolution in 1979, this cut is “a little less ominous” because the size of the oil market is so much larger today.
More coverage of the oil supply disruption:
• A jump in oil prices is creating trading opportunities in these investments
• Stocks tend to rise in months after a big oil-price jump — but beware the drawdowns
• Why the Saudi oil attack is a ‘big deal’ that could be a ‘game changer’ in stock markets and crude prices
• Here are the three key times the U.S. tapped into its massive emergency-oil reserves
• Why Saudi Arabia’s output hit won’t lead to shocking prices at the gas pump
West Texas crude oil for October delivery
CLV19, -1.34%
 rose 14.7% to settle at $62.90 a barrel, for its largest one-day gain for the most active contract since Sept. 22, 2008, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Brent crude oil for November
BRNX19, -1.17%
 settled at $69.02 a barrel, for a 14.6% gain — its largest on record.
The SPDR Energy ETF
XLE, +3.36%
 was up 3.4%. Shares of Exxon Mobil
XOM, +1.50%,
which make up 23% of the ETF, were up 1.5%, while Chevron
CVX, +2.16%,
which makes up 21% of the ETF, rose 2.2%.
Some heavily shorted oil companies saw much larger gains as investors rushed to cover their positions and avoid losses. An example was Carrizo Oil & Gas
CRZO, +19.53%,
which had 39% of shares available for trading sold-short, according to FactSet. The shares shot up 19.5% to close at $10.22, but were still down 62% from the 52-week intraday high of $26.67 set on Sept. 25, 2018.
There are 89 companies in the energy sector of the S&P 1500, which itself is made up of the S&P 500
SPX, -0.31%,
the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index
MID, +0.15%
and the S&P Small-Cap 600 Index
SML, +0.33%.
 
Here are the 39 energy companies in the S&P 1500 whose shares were up at least 10% on Monday:

Company
Ticker
Price change – Sep. 16, 2019
Price change – 2019
Decline from 52-week high

Whiting Petroleum Corp.

WLL, +48.94%

49.1%
-50.4%
-79.6%

Unit Corp.

UNT, +36.75%

36.7%
-68.2%
-84.4%

HighPoint Resources Corp.

HPR, +0.00%

32.4%
-26.1%
-66.8%

SM Energy Co.

SM, +30.98%

31.0%
-18.3%
-62.6%

Oasis Petroleum Inc.

OAS, +29.03%

29.0%
-13.2%
-67.1%

Denbury Resources Inc.

DNR, +27.87%

27.0%
-9.4%
-77.0%

QEP Resources Inc.

QEP, +22.06%

22.1%
-11.5%
-58.7%

Valaris PLC Class A

VAL, +21.42%

21.4%
-45.9%
-79.7%

Murphy Oil Corp.

MUR, +21.12%

21.1%
6.7%
-31.7%

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.

PTEN, +20.97%

21.0%
6.5%
-40.1%

Ring Energy Inc.

REI, +19.73%

19.7%
-65.4%
-85.1%

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.

CRZO, +19.53%

19.5%
-9.5%
-61.7%

RPC Inc.

RES, +19.26%

19.3%
-31.6%
-60.8%

Superior Energy Services Inc.

SPN, +18.32%

18.5%
-88.1%
-96.4%

Nabors Industries Ltd.

NBR, +0.00%

18.3%
36.0%
-59.1%

Callon Petroleum Co.

CPE, +17.96%

18.0%
-18.0%
-59.4%

Apache Corp.

APA, +16.89%

16.9%
8.4%
-43.1%

Gulfport Energy Corp.

GPOR, +16.78%

16.8%
-46.9%
-70.9%

Chesapeake Energy Corp.

CHK, +15.73%

15.7%
-1.9%
-58.6%

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc.

SLCA, +15.43%

15.6%
23.7%
-40.4%

Matador Resources Co.

MTDR, +15.01%

15.0%
22.3%
-45.6%

Laredo Petroleum Inc.

LPI, +14.61%

14.6%
-15.5%
-66.1%

Helmerich & Payne Inc.

HP, +14.33%

14.3%
-1.1%
-35.7%

Transocean Ltd.

RIG, +13.61%

13.6%
-6.2%
-55.0%

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.

DO, +13.26%

13.3%
-7.7%
-58.2%

WPX Energy Inc.

WPX, +12.84%

12.8%
9.2%
-40.4%

Devon Energy Corp.

DVN, +12.17%

12.2%
24.8%
-33.0%

Cimarex Energy Co.

XEC, +12.14%

12.1%
-12.8%
-46.9%

Apergy Corp.

APY, +12.00%

12.0%
18.9%
-30.1%

Range Resources Corp.

RRC, +11.66%

11.7%
-46.0%
-72.2%

Marathon Oil Corp.

MRO, +11.57%

11.6%
-1.2%
-41.4%

SRC Energy Inc

SRCI, +11.20%

11.2%
22.6%
-38.0%

Hess Corp.

HES, +11.18%

11.2%
73.6%
-6.0%

Halliburton Co.

HAL, +10.95%

11.0%
-15.4%
-47.2%

Penn Virginia Corp.

PVAC, +10.71%

10.7%
-33.3%
-59.1%

PDC Energy Inc.

PDCE, +10.65%

10.6%
21.5%
-32.4%

Core Laboratories NV

CLB, +10.47%

10.4%
-13.2%
-57.6%

Bonanza Creek Energy Inc

BCEI, +10.40%

10.4%
25.8%
-16.2%

C&J Energy Services Inc.

CJ, +10.04%

10.0%
-9.9%
-47.6%

Source: FactSet

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