Casey Hoerth
Long only, long-term horizon, growth at reasonable price, dividend investing

Sanchez Energy: Stock Price Held Down By The Tuscaloosa

For being one of the fastest-growing companies in one of the hottest shale plays, Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) sure doesn't seem able to catch a break. Over the last six months, similar Eagle Ford names such as Carrizo (NASDAQ:CRZO) and Penn Virginia (PVA) are up by over 40% and 150% respectively, while Sanchez has barely budged.

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The chart above shows us just how much Sanchez has lagged behind its Eagle Ford peers. Penn Virginia moved into the Eagle Ford last year, buying Magnum Hunter's acreage at a discounted price. Carrizo has continued its Eagle Ford ramp-up while beginning to drill, with some success, in the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio.

Therein lies the...

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