Sector Update: Energy

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Energy stocks are lower this afternoon with the NYSE Energy Sector Index falling 0.8% and the S&P Energy Index slipping about 1.2%. Crude oil for November delivery is down 30 cents at $91.77 a barrel. November natural gas is down 3 cents at $3.58 per 1 million BTU.

In company news, shares of LINN Energy LLC ( LINE ) are up about 1.6% today after an initial public offering by LinnCo LLC ( LNCO ) at $36.50 a share. LINE sold all of its 30.3 million outstanding shares in the offering at the low-end of its expected range. The deal raised $1.1 billion, which LNCO will use to purchase a 13.2% stake in its former corporate parent, becoming LINE's largest individual shareholder. At last look, LNCO shares were up about 3.2% at $37.65.

LINE plans to use its proceeds from the stock sale to repay debt.

In other sector news,

(+) FST, (+0.2%) Signs definitive agreement to sell all of its properties in South Louisiana for approximately $220 million.

(+) LPI, (+0.9%) Prices secondary public offering of 12.5 million shares of common stock at $20.25 apiece.

(-) GAS, (-1.5%) Cuts its FY12 EPS estimate to $2.60 to $2.75, down $0.20 a share from its prior guidance, citing "unprecedented warm weather." The Street is at $2.67 a share.

(-) KOG, (-0.5%) Starts $800-million offering to exchange all of its outstanding 8.125% senior notes due 2019 for an equal amount of new 8.125% Senior Notes due 2019.

(-) GPOR, (-3%) Completes the contribution of all of its oil and gas interests in the Permian Basin to Diamondback Energy, Inc.

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