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Why US Silica, Emerge Energy
Services, and Westmoreland
Coal All Surged This Week
Earnings season was in full swing
this week creating a lot of volatility.
However, not all of the volatility
was of the do...
What:
Frack sand producer US Silica’s (NYSE: SLCA) stock jumped more than
15% this week.
So What:
 Key driver: US Silica
reported better-than-
expected second-quarter
earnings
 Revenue: $147.5 million
(down 28...
Now What:
 Earnings beat surprised
investors, which sent
shares soaring
 Company also said it’s
seeing some stabilizatio...
What:
The stock of coal producer Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ: WLB) surged
nearly 16% this week.
So What:
 Key driver: Solid second-
quarter results followed
up by CEO addressing an
investor’s concerns
 Westmoreland’s...
Now What:
 Due to some confusion on an
answer given on the earnings
call, and subsequent letter
from a shareholder, CEO K...
What:
The unit price of frack sand MLP Emerge Energy Services (NYSE: EMES)
leapt nearly 20% this week.
So What:
 Key driver: Emerge’s
surge was actually fueled
by US Silica’s earnings
beat, and outlook that it’s
seeing stabi...
Now What:
 Investors are also banking
on better future results
from the potential
stabilization within the
frack sand ind...
This $19 trillion industry could destroy the Internet
One bleeding-edge technology is about to put the World Wide Web to b...
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Why US Silica, Emerge Energy Services, and Westmoreland Coal All Surged This Week

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Earnings season was in full swing this week creating a lot of volatility. However, not all of the volatility was of the downward variety as several energy-related companies surged this past week on stronger than expected second-quarter results. According to S&P Capital IQ data, US Silica (NYSE: SLCA), Emerge Energy Services (NYSE: EMES), and Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ: WLB) were among the biggest energy movers this week.

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Why US Silica, Emerge Energy Services, and Westmoreland Coal All Surged This Week

  1. 1. Why US Silica, Emerge Energy Services, and Westmoreland Coal All Surged This Week
  2. 2. Earnings season was in full swing this week creating a lot of volatility. However, not all of the volatility was of the downward variety as several energy-related companies surged this past week on stronger- than-expected second-quarter results. Here’s a look at the news that moved these stocks. Photo credit: TaxCredits.net
  3. 3. What: Frack sand producer US Silica’s (NYSE: SLCA) stock jumped more than 15% this week.
  4. 4. So What:  Key driver: US Silica reported better-than- expected second-quarter earnings  Revenue: $147.5 million (down 28.3% year over year and missed estimates by $8.6 million)  EPS: $0.08 per share (beat estimates by $0.01 per share)
  5. 5. Now What:  Earnings beat surprised investors, which sent shares soaring  Company also said it’s seeing some stabilization in its business  Key takeaway: Investors cheer the earnings beat and signs that the worst is over
  6. 6. What: The stock of coal producer Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ: WLB) surged nearly 16% this week.
  7. 7. So What:  Key driver: Solid second- quarter results followed up by CEO addressing an investor’s concerns  Westmoreland’s results were in line with guidance, which is tough to do in the weak coal environment
  8. 8. Now What:  Due to some confusion on an answer given on the earnings call, and subsequent letter from a shareholder, CEO Keith Alessi addressed concerns via a press release  He confirmed the company won’t use equity to finance mine acquisition  Key takeaway: Investors are pleased with the solid results and that no equity dilution will be used to fund the new mine
  9. 9. What: The unit price of frack sand MLP Emerge Energy Services (NYSE: EMES) leapt nearly 20% this week.
  10. 10. So What:  Key driver: Emerge’s surge was actually fueled by US Silica’s earnings beat, and outlook that it’s seeing stabilization  Investors are betting that Emerge’s results will be just as strong when it reports next week
  11. 11. Now What:  Investors are also banking on better future results from the potential stabilization within the frack sand industry  Key takeaway: This is a case where the rising tide is lifting other boats
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