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Corvex Management Adds To Energen Position

Keith Meister's activist firm Corvex Management has filed an amended 13D regarding shares of Energen (EGN). Per the filing, Corvex now owns 8.8% of the company with over 8.51 million shares.

This is an increase of over 1.1 million shares since late June when Corvex was previously buying EGN.  The filing notes they were buying in early July and as recent as July 19th. They bought between $47.11 and $50.57.

Corvex's stake is actually comprised of 8.1 million shares of common stock and various stock options. They have 415,200 shares underlying call options that have an exercise price of $50 and expiration of October 20, 2017. They've also sold the same amount of call options with an exercise price of $60 and the same expiration in October. Also, they've sold the same amount of put options with an exercise price of $40 and expiration of January 19, 2018.

For more on this fund, we've highlighted how Corvex has bought another stock recently.

Per Google Finance, Energen is "an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas properties and natural gas. Its operations are conducted through subsidiary, Energen Resources Corporation and occur within the Midland Basin, the Delaware Basin and the Central Basin Platform areas of the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico. The Company is focused on increasing its oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas production and proved reserves through active development and/or exploratory programs in the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2016, oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas represented approximately 60%, 20% and 20% of its reserves. As of December 31, 2016, its development activities added approximately 327 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE) of reserves from the drilling of 623 gross development, exploratory and service wells and 73 well recompletions and pay-adds."