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Eagle & Beagle for May 6, 2012

Eagle & Beagle for May 6, 2012
Oklahoman Published: May 6, 2012
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It was the worst week of the year for the Dow. Oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time since February, and natural gas prices, while up 4 percent last week, remain historically low.

In other words, it wasn't a great week on Wall Street for energy companies, which includes most of Oklahoma's publicly traded firms.

That makes our eagle's modest weekly gain a little more impressive. PostRock Energy Corp., a modestly traded Oklahoma City business, posted a 6.3 percent gain over the past five days. That represented just a 14-cent gain, boosting the stock to a closing price of $2.36.

Meanwhile, this should be a busy week for the firm, which has a shareholders' meeting and earning call scheduled in the coming days.

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What does the fact that Argentina's president seized the country's biggest energy company from a Spanish firm have to do with the stock price of a Tulsa-based business?

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by Don Mecoy
Business Editor
Business Editor Don Mecoy has covered business news for more than a decade after earlier working on The Oklahoman's city, state and metro news desks, including a stint as city editor. He has won state and regional journalism awards for business,...
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