The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

David has been reading more about SandRidge Energy, and is becoming more interested in the stock. It's become the leading driller in the Mississippian and Central Basin, and was able to increase average daily production last quarter. David is somewhat concerned about the company's cash flow, as it continues to invest hand over fist. All in all, the stock price has declined of late, so the question is how much risk one is willing to take.

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