After forcing concessions from SandRidge, Chesapeake and Hess, activists may feel emboldened
to target more laggards that have missed the uptick in energy stocks, Claudia Assis writes. Sluggish Apache (APA
) has prompted concerns about its management and growth potential, Occidental (OXY
) is under pressure to keep costs under control, and Peabody (BTU
) shares have sunk ~19% YTD.