Global Industries Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of Global Industries (NAS: GLBL) are trading 16% higher today on unusually high volume and a spike in oil.

So what: Buyers have flooded the market today buying Global Industries' value and exposure to the oil industry. After shares were crushed in August following a weak earnings report, investors have begun moving back into Global Industries, and today's 4% jump in the price of oil gives hope that the company's services will be back in demand again.

Now what: Shares are trading well below book value, but management has actually been destroying shareholder value over the last few quarters, not a good sign for value investors. The company's results may be in for an upswing, but I think the prospects are a little too risky to jump in now. Traders buying today are buying rumors and based on charts, something Foolish investors avoid doing.

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