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5 Energy Penny Stocks To Buy Now

Energy prices covering crude oil and natural gas continue to have wild swings and remain well off their levels from previous years, despite a mild rally this year. However, that has not stopped hedge funds from investing heavily in energy stocks, even in energy penny stocks. In this article, we’ll look at five energy penny stocks which hedge funds find attractive, and look at the latest developments concerning them.

The five energy penny stocks in which the hedge funds in our database have the most long positions are Bellatrix Exploration Ltd (NYSE:BXE), Basic Energy Services, Inc (NYSE:BAS), Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:HNR), Rex Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:REXX), and Triangle Petroleum Corporation (NYSEMKT:TPLM).

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Triangle Petroleum Corporation (NYSEMKT:TPLM)

– Hedge Funds with Long Positions (as of June 30): 5

– Value of Hedge Funds’ Holdings (as of June 30): $243,000

Triangle Petroleum Corporation (NYSEMKT:TPLM) is the first energy penny stock on our list, being held by five of the hedge funds that we track, which held 1.1% of its shares in aggregate on June 30. Ownership of the stock was down from eight hedge funds on March 31. Triangle Petroleum Corporation (NYSEMKT:TPLM) recently announced that it will be selling its fracking subsidiary RockPile Energy Services to private equity firm White Deer Energy for an undisclosed amount. In other news, oil production from North Dakota fell below one million barrels per day during August, according to the North Dakota Pipeline Authority. Triangle Petroleum is focused on assets in North Dakota’s Williston Basin.

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Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:HNR)

– Hedge Funds with Long Positions (as of June 30): 5

– Value of Hedge Funds’ Holdings (as of June 30): $549,000

Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:HNR) is another energy penny stock which was held by five of the hedge funds that we track on June 30, down by one quarter-over-quarter. Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:HNR) recently announced the completion of the sale of its Venezuelan assets. The company received $80 million in cash and $12 million through six-month 11% notes payable by the purchaser, CT Energy Holding SRL. Debt of $30 million owed by Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:HNR) to CT Energy was also cancelled. The company plans to use the proceeds from the sale to reduce its debt and pay other expenses.

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On the next page we’ll look at hedge fund sentiment towards Bellatrix Exploration, Rex Energy Corporation, and Basic Energy Services.

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