A traditional financials investor, Bruce Berkowitz, has jumped into the oil and natural gas game this week. Taking a 2% stake worth about $276 million dollars places him among the ranks of several other well-known investors. With so much flux in Chesapeake Energy's (NYSE:CHK) management and board room finally coming to a close, it is hoped that the company can finally begin focusing all of its efforts on the operations.
This new holding adds some credibility to what Chesapeake has been trying to make happen over the last several months. Being an investor that typically does his homework to the nth degree, Mr. Berkowitz commands attention with each and every buy or sell decision. For more details why he might be interested in Chesapeake, tune in below.
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