EXCO Resources Shares Jumped: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of EXCO Resources (NYS: XCO) jumped 12% today after a deal was announced with one of the company's partners.

So what:Cheniere Energy (ASE: LNG) signed a deal with BG Group to export liquid natural gas from the U.S. This is a big deal for EXCO because the company has partnered with BG to explore for shale gas in the U.S.

Now what: The connection is weak at best because there's no indication that BG's own natural gas will have any sort of priority. The best that EXCO can hope for from this deal is that natural gas prices will go up in the U.S. and it can benefit that way.

I'm selling this move and think the excitement will wear off pretty quickly.

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