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Parsley Energy is the latest fracking company to hit IPO jackpot

  • Parsley Energy (PE) is the latest fracking company to enjoy a big IPO, jumping 19.7% so far in its first day of trading after selling 50M shares at $18.50 each to raise $925M, topping expectations for a 43.9M-share offering fetching $15-$18/share.
  • PE drills shale formations in the Permian Basin area in Texas, and Permian peers Diamondback Energy (FANG) and Athlon Energy (ATHL) have seen their shares rally 38% and 43% YTD respectively.
  • Oil and gas drillers already had raised $2.2B in U.S.-listed IPOs this year; Rice Energy (RICE) has rallied 44% since its January IPO and RSP Permian (RSPP) has gained 42% since debuting in the same month, although EP Energy (EPE) is off 1.9% since it went public.
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    PE has several producing wells on our family ranch in upton county
    15 Jun 2014, 10:13 AM Reply Like
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