There's a reason I generally refer to our eagle as the best-performing stock, rather than the biggest gainer. Last week was the reason.
For what may be the first time ever, and certainly since the Great Recession of a decade ago, no stock of an Oklahoma-based company rose in price last week.
The top performer — our eagle — was Oklahoma City-based Sonic Corp., the purveyor of the Sooner State's favorite thirst-quencher, the cherry limeade.
SONC shares slipped just 1.06 percent last week, closing Friday at $24.37. That's as good as it got around here.
And at the end of a week in which Wall Street tilted crazily in one direction and then the other, it might be a good idea to visit one of our eagle's many local locations and enjoy something sweet.
Probably a better idea than heading online to check your retirement account again.
Boy, that escalated quickly.
The stock market last week plummeted and sort of recovered and then sank and, well, you know.
Our unfortunate beagle issued earnings on
Friday, and already surly traders didn't like what they heard. Tulsa-based NGL Partners reported a quarterly profit, but only a big asset sale prevented the company's bottom line from slipping into the red.
Stock in NGL on Friday was the second-worst performer on the New York Stock Exchange.
The units fell 17.5 percent on Friday to finish the week with a 19 percent decline.
NGL units closed
Friday at $12.75.
To quote another movie: "After all, tomorrow is another day."
Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at the state's highperforming (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks by Business Editor Don Mecoy.