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  • Build a Stronger Portfolio With These Oil and Gas Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, XCO, MRO

    The global oil and gas exploration and production industry is expected to generate revenue of $4.5 trillion this year with a CAGR of around 1.35% from 2008 to 2013. The companies in this industry are trying hard to improve efficiency and acquire key oil and gas rich areas to raise their production. Three companies are aiming to improve their drilling and exploration techniques in order to enhance their more »

  • Wilbur Ross' Two Biggest Positions

    By Anh HOANG - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AGO, CHK, XCO

    Billionaire Wilbur Ross, the manager of Invesco Private Capital, is famous for distressed and turnaround investing. According to Insider Monkey, he held quite a concentrated portfolio, with the two biggest positions accounting for more than 60% of his total portfolio. Those two positions are Assured Guaranty (NYSE: AGO) and EXCO Resources (NYSE: XCO). As of March 2013, Wilbur Ross owned more than 19.83 million shares of Assured Guaranty and more »

  • Acquisition of Chesapeake’s Assets by Exco

    By Hussain Asghar - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, DVN, XCO, PXD

    The global energy sector is not performing well despite of the burgeoning demand. The rise in demand is an indication for underperforming industries to strengthen their fading potential and be more profitable. This is an opportunity for investors to profit from this reviving sector.

    Two major players of the US energy sector are Exco (NYSE: XCO) and Chesapeake (NYSE: CHK). I recently came across a transaction in which Exco acquired more »

  • Pay Close Attention to Chesapeake Energy

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, XCO, SD

    Note: This post has been amended to more accurately explain EXCOs suitors.
    On July 5, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its assets in the Northern Eagle Ford Shale and Haynesville Shale to EXCO, a subsidiary of EXCO Resources (NYSE: XCO). In return for the sale, Chesapeake would receive approximately $1 billion, of which approximately 90% will be received upon closing more »
  • July 3rd 2013: Why These Stocks Moved

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, ELX, XCO, MJN, THC

    On July 3rd 2013, we had a short trading day. These were some of the stocks that saw the largest movements. 

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE: CMG)This company's stock price jumped up by 3.48% for the day and the stock is up 29.5% since the beginning of the year. On July 3rd, Argus upgraded the stock's target price to $430 and suggested that the company more »

  • What’s Oaktree Capital Buying?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, DLPH, XCO, FBP

    At Insider Monkey, we track 500 of the world’s most elite hedge funds, and Howard Marks' Oaktree Capital Management is one of the best of the best. Based in Los Angeles, Oaktree specializes in distressed debt, corporate debt and convertible securities, with an eye for contrarian, lesser-known investments. Because it can pay to watch hedge fund sentiment—discover why here—we’re going to take a look at Oaktree more »

  • Playing the Natural Gas Recovery With the Big Boys

    By Alex Gray - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: XCO, HRG, OAK

    In a little over a year, the price of natural gas has doubled to over $4/MMBtu. Not a bad recovery for a commodity with the overhang of excess supply. However, the stock prices of many natural gas companies have not been praised in a similar manner by the market. This could be a signal that investors remain leery about the recovery in natural gas and expect companies with predominantly more »

  • 4 Long-Term Plays on the Natural Gas Rebound

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: ECA, XCO, XOM, SJT

    The U.S. shale oil and natural gas revolution created an oversupply of natural gas, driving natural gas prices to decade lows in early 2012. Since then, prices have rebounded from the recent lows to $4.18 per million Btu, rising some 111% from the year-earlier levels. However, the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) forecasts Henry Hub spot natural gas prices to remain below $4.00 per million Btu more »

  • Natural Gas Stocks: The Comeback Kids?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - March 22, 2013 | Tickers: CLNE, XCO, STR

    Natural gas prices have remained subdued for so long that critics have started to write off the entire sector and companies operating in it. Falling profits and as a result, falling stock prices, are testimony that analysts were not wrong in peddling the idea of excess capacity built up in the past.

    Most players are still surviving as natural gas is but one part of their overall business operations. Current more »

  • Billionaire Howard Marks' Top Contrarian Investments

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, CIT, DLPH, XCO, FBP

    Note: This post originally contained incorrect information regarding Oaktree's position in EXCO Resources. It has been edited to remove the error.

    Howard Marks was a founder of Oaktree Capital Management in 1995, along with a group of individuals who worked at TCW Group. Before he began managing Oaktree at inception, Marks worked at TCW, overseeing distressed debt, high yield bonds and convertible securities. Oaktree, meanwhile, now manages close to more »

  • Dumpster Diving in Natural Resources

    By Joel Eggerding - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: CLF, XCO, MMR, BTU, SGY

    Every stock has a 52 week high and a 52 week low. As an individual investor we should buy at, or near, the 52 week low and look to lock in profits when a stock is hitting its 52 week high. I like to peruse the list of 52 week low stocks -- after all, they are right there in my Wall Street Journal every day. 2 natural resource stocks were more »

  • Could Chesapeake See New 52-Week Highs In 2013?

    By Jordo Bivona - November 12, 2012 | Tickers: COG, CHK, XCO, RDS-A

    Natural gas is becoming increasingly popular. It is safe, clean, and relatively cheap. Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) is the second largest producer of natural gas in the United States. It is now the twelfth largest oil producer in the US, and it wants to become the fifth or sixth largest within the next three years. The reason - natural gas prices seem to be stuck at historically low levels. Anytime it more »

  • Billionaire Steven Cohen Buys Another Energy Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: BRY, CRZO, XCO, GDP, SGY

    According to a filing with the SEC, SAC Capital Advisors and its related funds owned a total of 1.9 million shares of Goodrich Petroleum (NYSE: GDP) as of late October, which gives it just over 5% of the shares outstanding. SAC’s success since its founding has made manager Steven Cohen a billionaire and so we like to keep track of the large positions that it takes in companies more »

  • Making Money from Passing Gas

    By Robert Zimmerman - November 1, 2012 | Tickers: COG, EPB, XCO, KMI, WPZ

    Natural gas, that is.

    Below is my favorite chart regarding the US natural gas industry.  

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    That big blue wedge labeled “shale gas,” to me really spells O-P-P-O-R-T-U-N-I-T-Y.  So how do you make money on America’s growing shale gas industry?  Certainly, investing in natural gas producers is one strategy. However, not all natural gas producers are created equal.  EXCO Resources (NYSE: XCO) has been clobbered over the past two years more »

  • Follow the Money Before You Lose Yours Part 2

    By Robert Zimmerman - October 31, 2012 | Tickers: COG, CRZO, CHK, XCO, XOM, LINE

    The Universal Law of Holes states that if you find yourself in one, stop digging. The US natural gas industry has found itself in a bit of a hole.  Production of natural gas expanded beyond belief or consumption.  No surprise, then, that prices for natural gas dropped to their lowest point in years.  Yet producers keep on producing away.  What gives?

    A recent report in the New York Times gives more »

  • Follow the Money Before You Lose Yours (Part I)

    By Matthew DiLallo - October 29, 2012 | Tickers: BP, CHK, XCO, PXP, TLM

    It’s scary to realize that what’s here today could truly be gone tomorrow.  Accidents and disasters happen for no rhyme or reason, leaving behind lives that need mending.  While you can’t completely prevent their affects, you can at least for the most part protect yourself by taking certain steps beforehand. 

    The same is true for those non-accidents out there.  Unfortunately there are those that would do you more »

  • Billionaires Like These Independent Oil & Gas Companies

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 4, 2012 | Tickers: APC, CHK, CEO, XCO

    The oil and gas industry includes the majors, such as Exxon Mobil and BP, as well as independent companies which generally are not as integrated or do not work on as large a scale. We went through our database of 13F filings for the second quarter and here are some independent oil & gas companies which billionaire hedge fund managers and other investors reported large positions in during the second quarter more »

  • Exxon's New Projects Make It A Strong Value Buy Now

    By Jordo Bivona - August 29, 2012 | Tickers: APC, DVN, EOG, XCO

    Exxon Mobil (XOM) is prepared to surge ahead as it begins a capital allocation program that will see it spending $37 billion per year over the next five years “to help meet the global demand for energy,” in the words of CEO Rex Tillerson. Despite record spending of $18.2 billion in the first six months of this year, though, as the number one natural gas producer in the U more »

  • What We Learned about the Haynesville Shale During Earnings Season

    By Eric Fox - August 22, 2012 | Tickers: CRK, XCO, PXP, QEP

    The Haynesville Shale is down but not out as a number of exploration and production companies continued development here or disclosed other information regarding the play during the second quarter of 2012.

    Falling Rig Count

    The Haynesville Shale rig count fell to a new low of 24 rigs in the week ending Aug. 10, as operators continued to shift development from this dry gas play to ones that produce oil more »

  • Are These Stocks Worthy of Your Portfolio?

    By Ali Ghorbanzadeh - June 26, 2012 | Tickers: XCO, MRK, OPK

    As many investors know, finding ways to outperform the market is much easier said than done. However, one screening tool that has proven to be effective in determining whether a stock is moving higher is insider buying due to one simple reason: they buy stocks, just like us, to make more money. In addition, they arguably have the best view of the company being a part of the day-to-day operations more »

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