Why Pioneer Southwest Energy's Shares Popped
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What: Shares of Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners jumped 21% today after getting a buyout offer.
So what:Pioneer Natural Resources has offered 0.2234 shares of stock per share of Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners. The company already owns 52.4% of Pioneer Southwest and 100% of the general partner so this would just merge the entire company.
Now what: Pioneer Southwest is trading for $31.85 as I am writing, and Pioneer Natural Resources at $137.50 investors have pushed the latter past the offer price. Essentially, traders are betting on a higher offer in the future. At the very least I would take some gains off the table today, because a deal could fall through and there's no guarantee a higher offer will be made.
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