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Stalking the monster
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Teck Resources (NYSE:TCK)


PetroQuest Energy (NYSE:PQ)




Ambac Financial (NYSE:ABK)


Genoptix (NASDAQ:GXDX)




Fortress Investment Group


Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB)






Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX)




Walter Industries


Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN)


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In search of Bigfoot
The collapse of energy prices has caused a chain reaction response from many independent oil and gas energy & production (E&P) firms. For example, PetroQuest Energy says it's not profitable to produce gas when prices are hovering at the $2 and $3 level, so it's cutting its guidance on capital expenditures spending by $20 million to a range between $60 million and $90 million.

Although it's true that energy firms have far more incentive to drill when prices are higher, it's equally true that, having tapped out its borrowing base, PetroQuest finds itself more financially constrained than it otherwise would. After posting a first-quarter loss of $67 million as a result of a $104 million writedown related to those lower prices, the E&P player has been seeking out other ways to build up cash reserves, such as selling prospects representing 1.3 million cubic feet equivalent per day for $4.3 million.

CAPS member Tagit says market conditions and Petro’s financial situation have left it little maneuvering room, such that it had to rein in spending. However, short-term woes that cause companies to lean up their operations and reduce supply also carry the potential for future profit when energy prices return.

PetroQuest, their credit line is tapped out, and they have no choice but to pull back. Just as night follows day, today's decisions will rescue tomorrow's rates of return for the E&Ps

Might be tapped out, but, when rig counts are down these guys are drilling in Brazil and have a very sound relationships (with others)-I'll leave that to your research. Buy now-cash in later.

A chance for scary growth
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Fool contributor Rich Duprey does not have a financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. You can see his holdings here. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.