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Resolute Energy Initiated At Buy Given 'Impressive' Permian Basin Potential

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Resolute Energy Initiated At Buy Given 'Impressive' Permian Basin Potential

Rodman & Renshaw analyst Noel Parks initiated coverage on Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN) with a Buy rating and $32 price target.

The bullish rating is based on a risked Net Asset Value (NAV) and optimism regarding Permian Basin wells, specifically in the Delaware Basin, said Parks.

Resolute’s latest five wells in the Delaware Basin, which is part of the larger Permian Basin in West Texas, are expected to boost the company’s proved reserves by 44 percent over end-of-year 2015, according to the analyst.

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“The five wells brought online this year are expected to add 14.5 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) of net proved reserves, including proved undeveloped (PUD) locations,” said Parks.

Moreover, Parks stated the company might drill an additional 21 wells in 2017.

At the time of writing, Resolute shares were trading up over 16 percent at $30.00 on news of a $135 million acquisition agreement with Firewheel Energy, LLC for 3,293 acres in the Delaware Basin.

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Latest Ratings for REN

DateFirmActionFromTo
Nov 2018DowngradesOutperformIn-Line
Apr 2018DowngradesBuyHold
Apr 2018DowngradesBuyNeutral

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