Saturday, May 04, 2013

How Vulnerable Are Comstock Resources and Ultra Petroleum to Lower Energy Prices?

Given what might be peak pricing, it’s hard to fathom why certain natural gas companies have chosen not to lock in more contracted natural gas hedges. With the EIA forecasting an average price of $3.41 and $3.63 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in 2013 and 2014, respectively, is the financial health of exploration companies with weak hedge books, such as Comstock Resources (CRK-$15.55) and Ultra Petroleum Corp. (UPL-$21.04) vulnerable to a reversal in energy prices? 

Editor David J Phillips does not hold a financial interest in any stocks mentioned in this article. The 10Q Detective has a Full Disclosure Policy.

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