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Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (VNR), EP Energy Corp (EPE), and CONE Midstream Partners LP (CNNX): 3 Oil and Natural Gas Stocks Insiders are Buying

Following insider purchases can reap great rewards for common investors because whenever an insider is genuinely bullish in a company, the probability of the company outperforming in the near future increases dramatically. Among all industries, oil and natural gas is one industry that has over the years produced consistent returns for its investors. Three oil and natural Gas stocks that have seen good amount of buying from insiders in the last few days are – Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ:VNR), EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE), and CONE Midstream Partners LP(NYSE:CNNX). Let’s look at each of them in detail.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ:VNR)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ:VNR) is a $2.28 billion market cap company that focuses on production, acquisition and development of long-lived oil and natural gas properties. On October 2, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ:VNR)’s CFO and EVP, Richard A Roberts, bought 3,000 shares of the company at $26.35 per share. With this purchase, Roberts now owns a total of 306,957 shares of Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ:VNR). Based on the last fiscal year results, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ:VNR) has an EPS of $0.08 and currently trades at 323.66 times price versus earnings. 14% of all shares of Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ:VNR) are currently owned by institutional investors. Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies is a major investor in Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ:VNR), as of June 30, 2014, the firm owns 203,372 shares of the company.

EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE) is a $4.06 billion market cap, oil and natural gas exploration and production company. On October 2, EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE)’s CEO & Chairman, Brent J Smolik through Smolik Interests Limited Partnership purchased 30,700 shares of the company at $16.31 per share.  Smolik also owns 86,368 shares of EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE) directly. Based on the last fiscal year results, EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE) has a negative EPS of $1.36 and 76% of all the shares of the company are owned by institutional investors.

CONE Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:CNNX) is a $1.73 billion market cap LLP that was formed by Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL), CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) to own gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Formation. Its shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on September 26. On September 30, CONE Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:CNNX)’s General Counsel and Secretary, Kirk A Moore, Directors’ Angela A Minas and John T Lewis bought 4,500, 12,500 and 7,500 shares respectively at $22.00 per share.

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