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  • Cobalt International Energy: Is The Slump A Never Ending Story?
     • Fri, Nov. 14 CIE 31 Comments

    Summary

    • Cobalt was an over-inflated stock in 2013, primarily thanks to many analysts who were spreading speculative scenarios about the company's future.
    • In contrast, I stood at the other side of the trade in 2013, writing my first and second heavily bearish article at $27 and at $16 respectively.
    • Given that the fundamentals always prevail, the stock has plunged since 2013, confirming my analysis.
    • Cobalt's stock currently stands at approximately $10.4, while Cobalt's future remains questionable and unclear.
  • Will CAMAC Energy's Bears Continue Laughing All The Way To The Bank?
     • Fri, Oct. 31 CAK 26 Comments

    Summary

    • Thanks to an oil discovery offshore Nigeria, the stock skyrocketed in late 2013.
    • That rally did not have fundamental legs.
    • The lack of fundamentals coupled with several operational delays were the primary reasons why the stock collapsed in H2 2014.
    • The short sellers are now recommended to close their short positions and lock their profits.
    • The prudent investors are highly recommended to stay on the sidelines waiting for the drilling results from the Oyo-7 and Oyo-8 wells.
  • Petroamerica Oil: Welcome To The Cheapest Oil Producer Worldwide (Part 1)
       • Fri, Oct. 10 PTAXF 101 Comments

    Summary

    • Petroamerica was a fantastic buying opportunity at C$0.39 in August 2014.
    • The stock trades less than 1 times its 2014 EBITDA at the current price of C$0.25.
    • An once-in-a-lifetime buying opportunity is an understatement, and I do pound the table on the value this stock currently represents.
  • After An Impressive Payoff, Arsenal Energy Is Not In The Bargain Bin Anymore
       • Thu, Sep. 25 AEYIF 27 Comments

    Summary

    • As usual, the market overlooked Arsenal Energy and its low valuation in late 2013.
    • The stock has doubled since then and the valuation gap with the peers has narrowed significantly over the last nine months.
    • Not to worry, because the market keeps being inefficient and myopic, offering the bargain hunters new opportunities.
  • Surge Energy: Has The Surge Come To An End?
       • Tue, Sep. 23 ZPTAF 42 Comments

    Summary

    • Due to some temporary operational hiccups, Surge Energy plunged in early 2013 and created a unique buying opportunity for the smart money.
    • The stock has recovered sharply since then, yielding more than 150%.
    • Surge's current valuation is reasonable and in line with the peers.
    • The smart money need to look elsewhere to find the next Surge Energy.
  • To Handsomely Beat The Market, Buy Petroamerica Oil With Both Hands
       • Tue, Aug. 26 PTAXF 392 Comments

    Summary

    • Petroamerica made a transformative deal by acquiring Suroco Energy, and addressed all the challenges it was facing.
    • This acquisition significantly strengthens and diversifies the company's asset base.
    • Now, Petroamerica has everything: strong production growth, high netbacks, stellar balance sheet with a strong cash position and an aggressive management.
    • With management focused on continuing to grow, the tremendous valuation gap with the peers can close anytime and Petroamerica's shareholders stand to benefit a lot.
  • Halcon Resources: The Future Remains Questionable And Unclear
       • Sat, Aug. 23 HK 136 Comments

    Summary

    • Halcon's recent speculative rise due to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale has been gradually coming to an end.
    • Halcon's valuation remains very high although the gradual fundamental deterioration is obvious.
    • There are much cheaper E&P companies out there with low debt ratios and a stellar balance sheet.
  • If You Are An Alpha Seeker Looking For The Next Big Energy Play, Load Epsilon Energy Now
       • Tue, Jul. 29 EPSEF 372 Comments

    Summary

    • Epsilon Energy is a profitable energy company with a pristine balance sheet.
    • The company has two profitable and growing segments (upstream and midstream).
    • It is drilling the sweet spot of the Marcellus shale.
    • Epsilon's stock is a sleeper and the company's current valuation is irrational.
    • Epsilon's stock has to soar to come in line with the peers' valuation.
  • Chinook Energy: After A Triple-Digit Gain In A Few Months, Can It Continue Flying Higher?
       • Wed, Jul. 23 CNKEF 32 Comments

    Summary

    • Chinook Energy was grossly undervalued in December 2013.
    • The company made the decision to sell its Tunisian assets and focus on its Canadian operations.
    • After unlocking significant value over the last months, Chinook Energy has limited upside potential from the current levels.
  • Why Evolution Petroleum Corporation Is Not Currently In My Investment Portfolio
       • Wed, Jul. 9 EPM 56 Comments

    Summary

    • Evolution Petroleum Corporation is engaged in a low risk and slow growth business.
    • The company's stock has enjoyed a nice gain over the last two years, but it has corrected somewhat lately.
    • Further downside from the current levels is not out of the question.
  • Lonestar: High-Conviction Long Idea Remains Irrationally Undervalued Compared To Its Peers
       • Tue, Jul. 1 LNREF 317 Comments

    Summary

    • Lonestar Resources has risen since when I recommended it in early June 2014.
    • From a fundamental perspective, nothing has changed on the company.
    • Lonestar Resources remains a strong buy opportunity compared to its peers.
  • Synergy Resources Corporation: Has The Time Come To Sell This Highflier Junior And Move On?
       • Fri, Jun. 27 SYRG 25 Comments

    Summary

    • Synergy Resources has been successfully developing its acreage at the Wattenberg field over the last two years.
    • The company's stock has risen tremendously over the last two years.
    • Given its current levels, Synergy's stock has run its course and will not outperform the market in 2014.
  • Can American Eagle Energy Corporation Fly High Like An Eagle Over The Next Months?
       • Thu, Jun. 19 AMZG 53 Comments

    Summary

    • American Eagle Energy Corporation is a new growth energy play in the Williston Basin.
    • Although the company has made considerable progress operationally since 2013, it has to improve its balance sheet to attract the debt-averse investors.
    • In this effort, the company will have to face some headwinds that are beyond its control.
  • Lonestar Resources Is The Next Multi-Bagger Getting Ready To Rock In The Lone Star State
       • Sat, Jun. 7 LNREF 351 Comments

    Summary

    • Lonestar Resources is cashing in on Texas Black Gold.
    • The company has a rock solid balance sheet and cheap key metrics.
    • Lonestar Resources is poised to continue its growth and can greatly outperform the market in H2 2014.
  • Athlon Energy: A Good Company But A Richly Valued Stock With Limited Upside From The Current Levels
       • Tue, Jun. 3 ATHL 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Athlon Energy has grown its production and reserves significantly since late 2012.
    • This growth has been reflected by the stock's performance.
    • Athlon is richly valued currently.
    • Those investors who want to maximize the returns of their portfolio had better switch to other cheaper opportunities.
  • Is There Any Hope For Denbury's Stock To Go Higher And Reach Pioneer's Or Concho's Valuation?
       • Wed, May. 21 DNR 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Denbury Resources has a proven and low risk enhanced oil recovery business.
    • The stock has not followed the company's operational improvements thus far.
    • This mismatch might never change over the next years.
  • How To Invest In A Deep Value Investment Opportunity In 3 Easy Steps: Load Caza Oil & Gas, Sit, And Wait
       • Thu, May. 15 CAZFF 332 Comments

    Summary

    • Caza Oil & Gas is a diamond in the rough.
    • The company is an oil-weighted growth play in the Permian Basin with proven assets and a solid balance sheet.
    • Caza's current valuation is severely depressed.
    • Although Caza Oil & Gas is not a biotech or a marijuana stock, its stock offers a potential triple-digit return from the current levels.
  • You Must Be In Denial To Bet Your Farm On SandRidge Energy At The Current Levels
       • Fri, Apr. 18 SD 92 Comments

    Summary

    • SandRidge has taken measures to improve its capital efficiency and grow its production over the coming months.
    • The Mississippian formation will primarily fuel this production growth.
    • The funding gap, the key metrics, the debt and the subpoena from the US Department of Justice do not help me be bullish on SandRidge.
  • Nighthawk Energy Sees Triple-Digit Growth By Hitting Sweet Spots In The Denver-Julesburg Basin
       • Wed, Apr. 9 NHEGY 147 Comments

    Summary

    • Nighthawk Energy is a very well-run company with a sound financial plan.
    • Thanks to its low cost and oily wells that have high IRR and fast payouts (3 months), the company has achieved tremendous growth of late.
    • Nighthawk's fast payout is the kind of short payback that any junior producer needs so that cash can be quickly reinvested in the next well to keep growing production.
    • The company has plenty of running room and the continued development of its core properties will drive production, reserves and EBITDA higher over the coming months.
  • If I Owned Kelt Exploration At The Current Levels, I Would Take The Money And Run
       • Mon, Mar. 31 KELTF 37 Comments

    Summary

    • Kelt's stock has risen tremendously over the last 10 months.
    • This rise is primarily attributed to Kelt's management team and the deal between Celtic and Exxon Mobil.
    • Kelt's stratospheric key metrics are not supported by the fundamentals.
    • Kelt's stratospheric key metrics make it a good short candidate.
  • Midstates Petroleum Is Not Out Of The Woods And Has To Implement Survival Tactics Soon
       • Thu, Mar. 27 MPO 27 Comments

    Summary

    • Two acquisitions made Midstates Petroleum "eat" more than it can "swallow".
    • The company's swallowing disorder has not been treated yet.
    • Midstates Petroleum has to pursue a different strategy to survive.
  • Zargon Oil And Gas Is In The Bargain Bin And Ready To Take Off
       • Tue, Mar. 18 ZARFF 109 Comments

    Summary

    • There are always hidden gems in the oil and gas sector.
    • Zargon Oil and Gas is grossly undervalued no matter how you slice it.
    • Zargon Oil and Gas is too cheap to ignore and has some strong catalysts.
  • A Paramount Reason Not To Buy This Stock: Comparative Valuations Of Bill Barrett And Carrizo Oil
       • Thu, Feb. 27 PRMRF 12 Comments
  • Tuscany International Drilling: Is Something Rotten? (Part 1)
       • Thu, Feb. 13 TIDZQ 68 Comments
  • Canacol Energy Is Fairly Valued But Major Partners Could Create Upside In 2014
       • Wed, Feb. 5 CNNEF 14 Comments
  • Surge Energy Remains Much Cheaper Than Halcon Resources And Kodiak Oil Despite Recent Surge
       • Wed, Jan. 29 ZPTAF 38 Comments
  • After Rocking In 2013, Rock Energy Needs To Take A Breath During The Next Months
       • Fri, Jan. 24 RENFF 19 Comments
  • To Gulfport Or Not To Gulfport When Pengrowth, Penn West Petroleum And Rosetta Resources Are Cheaper?
       • Fri, Jan. 10 GPOR 17 Comments
  • CAMAC Energy's Gross Overvaluation Is A Gift From Santa Claus To All Short Sellers For 2014
       • Fri, Jan. 3 CAK 47 Comments
  • Mart Resources Is Not Currently A Sub-Saharan Oasis In The African Energy Patch
       • Dec. 16, 2013 MAUXF 47 Comments
  • Look No Further: Chinook Energy Is The Real Deal From The International Energy Patch
       • Dec. 7, 2013 CNKEF 82 Comments
  • Arsenal Energy Offers The Triple Play: Income, Value And Potential For Big Returns
       • Nov. 7, 2013 AEYIF 71 Comments