Why Comstock Resources' Shares Popped


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What: Shares of Comstock Resources jumped as much as 18% today after announcing an asset sale.

So what: Comstock is selling 53,306 net acres in the West Texas Permian Basin to Rosetta Resources for $768 million. The money will be used to pay off debt and increase its drilling program in the Eagle Ford shale.

Now what: Capital expenditures are now expected to be $410 million for drilling activities, of which $312 million will be spent in Eagle Ford. I think the move to reduce debt and improve liquidity will be a positive for shareholders going forward. Still, I'd like to see consistent profits before jumping in, especially at this elevated price.

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