Forest Oil Shares Jumped: What You Need to Know


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What: Shares of Forest Oil (NYS: FST) rose 13% in a continued move after the company reported earnings.

So what: The earnings report was actually released on Monday after the close, but with the focus on oil's drop and Europe yesterday, the good news was swept under the rug. During the third quarter, revenue was $182.7 million and earnings per share of $0.52 crushed estimates of $0.25 from analysts.

Now what: The stock did rise at the end of the day yesterday, but the move has continued today as investors digest the earnings report and yesterday's conference call. The rise in the price of oil also hasn't hurt today, reversing a move we saw yesterday. I like shares of Forest Oil here and I think the company is executing well and should continue its growth with more wells.

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