EOG Resources Shares Jumped: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of EOG Resources (NYS: EOG) hit a gusher today and jumped 12% after the company released earnings.

So what: Revenue jumped to $2.9 billion, nearly doubling the quarter from a year ago. But more impressively, earnings per share excluding special items increased to $0.83, higher than the $0.78 analysts were expecting.

Now what: Management has been happy with better-than-expected production in Eagle Ford, and the company is accelerating exploration in the Bakken shale. I see nothing to complain about here and think the future looks bright with expanded exploration. I'm bullish on EOG going forward as shale plays become a bigger and bigger portion of our energy landscape.

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