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Energy Industry: Staying Strong This Summer



August 22, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CHK , COG , HK.DL2

I’m sure your probably questioning the title of this post considering this summer has been a bit of a rough ride in the financial world. But let’s look at this positively. Despite this rough patch, the energy industry has kept pretty strong momentum, as well as earnings, though it all.Investopedia has the details.


Energy Oil prices are volatile as investors try to digest the ongoing troubles in Europe and the weakening economy in the U.S. and interpret their impact onglobal growth and global energy demand. Nevertheless, energy companies large and small continue to see very profitable price realizations and are pushing ahead with aggressive production expansion plans.

As investors try to forecast the near-term trends in energy prices, as well as the possibility of regulatory changes to drilling practices, stock performance has been all over the map. The sector as a whole has been fairly weak (down almost 10%), but stocks like Petrohawk (NYSE:HK), Cabot (NYSE:COG) and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) have done quite well on news (or expectation) of buyouts and responsible production growth strategies. (Related: Unearth Profits In Oil Exploration And Production)"


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