Top 10 Companies To Own For 2015: Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (GDP)
Goodrich Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The company holds interest in the Eagle Ford Shale Trend located in South Texas; the Haynesville Shale and Cotton Valley Taylor Sand in northwest Louisiana and East Texas; and the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale located in southwest Mississippi and southeast Louisiana. It owns working interests in 392 producing oil and natural gas wells located in 32 fields in 8 states. As of December 31, 2012, the company had estimated proved reserves of approximately 254.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas, 5.1 million barrels of crude oil or other liquid hydrocarbons (MMBbls) of natural gas liquids, and 8.1 MMBbls of oil and condensate. Goodrich Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1995 and is based in Houston, Texas.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Roberto Pedone]
One under-$10 independent oil and gas player that's starting to trend within range of triggering a big breakout trade is Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) which is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. This stock has been smashed lower by the bears over the last six months, with shares down sharply by 64%.
If you take a glance at the chart for Goodrich Petroleum you'll see that this stock has been downtrending badly for the last two months and change, with shares falling sharply lower from its high of $22.61 to its new 52-week low of $7.01 a share. During that downtrend, shares of GDP have been making mostly lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of GDP have now started to bounce higher off its 52-week low and it's beginning to trend within range of triggering a big breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistan! ce levels.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GDP if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $9.48 to around $9.50 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average volume of 2.07 million shares. If that breakout develops soon, then GDP will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 50-day moving average of $11.80 to $12.09 a share, or even $13 to $14 a share.
Traders can look to buy GDP off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some key near-term support levels at $8.30 to $8 a share. One can also buy GDP off strength once it starts to clear those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.
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- [By Canadian Value]
Economically…The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its estimate of world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth going forward. Germany (the strongest economy in Europe) has reported disappointing numbers, particularly in capital goods. It looks like Europe is back in recession. The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) lowered its estimates of U.S. GDP growth for the next four years. Crude oil, which was trading in a range of $100-$110/barrel, fell to $82/barrel The surprise was an announcement by Saudi Arabia that they would not try to keep the price above $100/barrel. This is a change from their prior policy.
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