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What: Shares of natural gas producer Quicksilver Resources
So what: On Friday, Quicksilver received a letter from the company's controlling Darden family and Quicksilver LP, expressing interest in strategic alternatives for the company. One of those options includes taking Quicksilver private for a "substantial premium," so it's no surprise investors are looking to squeeze out a profit on the difference.
Now what: When you make 20% in one morning, taking some dough off the table just seems like the prudent thing to do -- especially when the surge comes on takeover talk. While Quicksilver may end up getting taken private at much higher prices, the upside may not be worth it given the risk of negotiations falling through. With the likes of Chesapeake Energy
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