EXCO Resources Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

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Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of EXCO Resources (NYS: XCO) fell 10% in early trading after the Greece bailout was put into question.

So what: Oil dropped dramatically this morning falling to $89.17 early and putting pressure on oil and gas stocks. With EXCO set to release earnings, after-the-bell traders got a little worried that the European fallout could have an effect on future earnings.

Now what: The move today hit many oil and gas explorers, but I would wait until tomorrow to make a decision on whether EXCO is a buy or sell. The earnings report and any guidance from management should have more effect on your decision than a short-term panic in energy markets. Today, sitting on your hands is the right move with this stock.

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