Energy stocks show steady gains with Alpha Natural (ANR +1.9%), Noble (NE +2.4%), and Cabot Oil...

|About: Alpha Natural Resources, ... (ANRZQ)|By:, SA News Editor

Energy stocks show steady gains with Alpha Natural (ANR +1.9%), Noble (NE +2.4%), and Cabot Oil & Gas (COG +2.6%) providing some of the fuel for today's gain in the S&P 500 Index. Oil prices are up for the day on a "mini-relief" rally tied in part to China's Q2 GDP report that didn't come in any worse than expected. Brent crude +1.0% to 102.110, WTI crude +0.9% to 86.86.