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TMCNet:  Stock to Watch: Heckmann Down 8.7% (HEK)

[February 11, 2013]

Stock to Watch: Heckmann Down 8.7% (HEK)

Feb 11, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) Spotlight via COMTEX) -- Heckmann (NYSE:HEK) is one of today's worst performing low-priced stocks, down 8.7% to $3.97 on 1.4x average daily volume. Heckmann has traded 2.9 million shares thus far today, vs. average volume of 2.0 million shares per day. The stock has underperformed the Dow (-8.7% to the Dow's -0.2%) and underperformed the S&P 500 (-8.7% to the S&P's -0.0%) during today's trading.


Heckmann share prices have moved between a 52-week high of $5.49 and a 52-week low of $2.60 and are now trading 53% above that low price at $3.97 per share. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has remained constant while the 50-day MA has advanced 1.2%.

Heckmann Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a services-based company focused on total water solutions for shale or ?unconventional? oil and gas exploration.

Heckmann (NYSE:HEK) has potential upside of 25.9% based on a current price of $3.97 and analysts' consensus price target of $5.00. Heckmann shares should encounter resistance at the 50-day moving average (MA) of $4.01 and support at its 200-day MA of $3.65.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Heckmann on December 10th, 2012 as our proprietary SmarTrend analytics indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $4.13. Since that recommendation, shares of Heckmann have risen 5.3%. We continue to monitor HEK for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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