Monday, November 26, 2012

Does Carrizo Oil & Gas Confuse Investors Too Much?

After reporting earnings back on November 6th, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc (CRZO) plunged over the next week. While the company beat earnings estimates, the market was clearly disappointed with some of the reduced production estimates even if it was due to previously announced joint ventures.

The company is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on the shale plays: Eagle Ford, Niobrara, Marcellus, and now the Utica.

One has to wonder if Carrizo isn't running into some of the investor's frustrations as with Halcon Resources (HK) and SandRidge Energy (SD). The numerous joint ventures along with previous sales of Barnett Shale assets make the company difficult to value. With Wall Street focused specifically on quarterly production growth numbers, the constant shifting of assets leads to confusion.

Read the full article at Seeking Alpha.


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