May 9, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which energy editor and analyst Joel South and manufacturing editor and analyst Isaac Pino discuss topics around the investing world.
In this edition, Joel talks about the future of Chesapeake Energy. After stumbling through an excruciating month, with CEO Aubrey McClendon wrapped up in questionable transactions as well as running a hedge fund trading on energy derivatives, the stock has dropped 20% in the past month. Southeastern Asset Management, Chesapeake's largest shareholder, made it known that it's upset with management's guidance and focus -- to the point that Southeastern said it would be interested in a sale of Chesapeake. Watch the video and see what this additional oversight means for Chesapeake as well as who could potentially put a blockbuster deal together to acquire the natural-gas company.
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