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What: Shares of small-cap oil and gas explorer TransGlobe
So what: With political unrest in Egypt seemingly growing by the day, TransGlobe, which focuses primarily in Egypt and Yemen, has seen its shares plunge nearly 40% over the past month alone. At the time of publication, nearly 1.5 million TransGlobe shares had been traded, versus the three-month average volume of about 390,000 shares.
Now what: I wouldn't be so quick to pounce on TransGlobe's recent weakness. Even with the big one-month decline, the stock is still up an unbelievable 240% over the past year and trades at a P/E of 25. With still so much uncertainty surrounding the outcome in Egypt, TransGlobe shares just seem way too pricey for me to take a chance on.
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