Sector Update: Energy

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Energy stocks were extending their losses with the NYSE Energy Sector Index sinking 2.4% while shares of energy companies in the S&P 500 were down 2.1% as a group.

In company news, Quicksilver Resources ( KWK ) fell hard Tuesday, sliding to a near 14-year low after the oil and gas producer reported a wider Q2 net loss compared with the same period last year despite revenues beating Wall Street expectations.

KWK shares recently were down over 16% at $1.50 per share, just a penny off its session low and it lowest share price since November 2000.

The company today reported an adjusted net loss of $0.07 per share, expanding on a $0.06 per share loss during the same quarter last year and exceeding the projected net loss of analysts following the company by $0.01 per share.

Total revenue declined 32.7% year over year to $118.03 million but still surpassed the Capital IQ consensus by around $8.96 million.

Q2 production fell almost 11% from year-ago levels to 23.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent, averaging around 255 million cubic feet per day. The company blamed much of the decline to its sale of a 25% stake in Barnett shale formation assets to a subsidiary of Tokyo Gas and the natural decline of volumes from its Canadian holdings.

The company also said Q3 production is seen in a range of 245 million to 250 million cubic feet per day, consisting of around 85% natural gas and 15% natural gas liquids. Expected production levels, on average, are being reduced roughly 5 million cubic feet per day by a planned, two-week outage at a third-party treating facility in the Horn River Basin.

It continues to project FY14 production of around 245 million to 255 million cubic feet per day.

In other sector news,

(+) NTI, Q2 revenue rises 41.7% year over year to $1.6 bln, topping estimates by around $30 mln. EPS of $0.62 misses by $0.08 per share.

(-) AREX, Adjusted Q2 EPS of $0.22 per share misses by $0.01. Revenue rises 73.7% year over year to $73.41 mln, topping consensus by around $8.33 mln. Q2 production rises 58% year over year to 14,100 barrel of oil equivalent per day.



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