The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which energy analyst/editor Joel South and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

In today’s edition, Joel and Austin discuss the disappointing performing of Enerplus (NYSE: ERF) so far in 2012. The company is down 50% year to date, so the question becomes: Is now the time to purchase the stock at a great bargain? Or is Enerplus on its way to the grave? Watch the video below to gain insight on the pros and cons of Enerplus, and use the information as a starting point to form your decision on this dividend-paying E&P.

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