NYSE gainers: Comstock Resources(NYSE:CRK), Cash America International (NYSE:CSH), Newpark Resources (NYSE:NR), Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:GDP)

Comstock Resources Inc (NYSE:CRK) hit a one-year high on Monday as the independent energy company rose alongside peer companies Goodrich Petroleum (GDP_) and Halcon Resources (HK_) on a positive day for the energy sector. TheStreet Ratings team rates COMSTOCK RESOURCES INC as a “hold” with a ratings score of C. Comstock Resources Inc (NYSE:CRK) stock performance was 8.94% in last session and finished the day at $25.58. Traded volume was 2.53million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 1.32million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.49. Comstock Resources Inc (NYSE:CRK) insider ownership is 6.60%.

Shares of Cash America International (NYSE:CSH) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday after Ascendiant Capital Markets raised their price target on the stock from $57.00 to $63.00, American Banking News.com reports. Ascendiant Capital Markets currently has a buy rating on the stock. Cash America International Inc (NYSE:CSH) rose 8.02 percent to $47.66 Monday on volume of 1.30million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $44.19 to $48.12. Cash America International Inc (NYSE:CSH) has a market capitalization of $1.34billion.

Anthony (Tony) J. Best will retire from his role as SM Energy Co. (NYSE: SM) CEO within the next twelve months. The Board of Directors intends to appoint Javan D. Ottoson, currently president and chief operating officer, as the company’s CEO upon Best’s retirement. Best most recently joined the board of directors at Newpark Resources Inc. (NYSE:NR). Newpark Resources Inc (NYSE:NR)’s stock on Apr 14, 2014 reported a increase of 5.18% to the closing price of $11.57. Its fifty two weeks range is $8.17 -$13.64. The total market capitalization recorded $999.17million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 1.18million shares. In its share capital, NR has 86.35million outstanding shares.

Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:GDP) stock was one of the biggest gainers on the NYSE. The company reported positive well results in its newly acquired acreage that’s prospective for the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale. Its Blades 33H-1 well achieved a peak 24-hour average production rate of 1,270 barrels of oil equivalent per day, or BOE/d. Oil production was 1,250 barrels per day. On Monday, shares of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:GDP) advanced 30.22% to close the day at $23.96. Company return on investment (ROI) is -5.20% and its monthly performance is recorded as 62.33%. Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:GDP) quarterly revenue growth is 61.24%.