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What: Shares of Forest Oil
So what: Oil is down nearly 2% as I’m writing and has put pressure on oil and gas explorers like Forest Oil and Kodiak Oil & Gas
Now what: The entire sector is selling off, so I wouldn’t panic over the company-specific move here. The market is still trying to figure out how to handle a potential slowdown in China and debt problems in Europe, so the volatility day to day can be extreme. Today’s move doesn’t materially change the investment thesis in Forest Oil, but the overall economic picture will likely continue to dominate its stock price in the short term.
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