Amended Merger Agreement and Quarterly Reports - Research Report on Berry Petroleum, Swift Energy, Comstock, EPL, and Resolute

  Amended Merger Agreement and Quarterly Reports - Research Report on Berry
         Petroleum, Swift Energy, Comstock, EPL, and Resolute Energy

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NEW YORK, November 7, 2013

NEW YORK, November 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Berry
Petroleum Co. (NYSE: BRY), Swift Energy Co. (NYSE: SFY), Comstock Resources
Inc. (NYSE: CRK), EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: EPL), and Resolute Energy
Corporation (NYSE: REN). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Berry Petroleum Co. Research Report

On November 4, 2013, Berry Petroleum Co. (Berry Petroleum), LINN Energy, LLC
(LINN Energy), and LinnCo, LLC (LinnCo) together announced that the Boards of
Directors of the three Companies have unanimously approved an amended merger
agreement. Berry Petroleum reported that LinnCo has agreed to increase the
number of common shares it is issuing to 1.68 common shares, from 1.25 common
shares, for each common share of Berry outstanding prior to the merger for
total consideration of approximately $4.9 billion, including the assumption of
debt. According to the Company, the transaction, which is structured as a
stock-for-stock merger of Berry with LinnCo followed by the acquisition of the
Berry assets by LINN Energy, is expected to be tax-free to Berry shareholders.
The Full Research Report on Berry Petroleum Co. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:

[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/2fbb_BRY]

Swift Energy Co. Research Report

On October 31, 2013, Swift Energy Co. (Swift Energy) released its Q3 2013
results. Swift Energy registered total revenues of $153.0 million in Q3 2013,
up 18.8% YoY. The Company posted net income of $8.9 million in Q3 2013, up
184.6% YoY. Swift Energy reported diluted EPS of $0.20, up 185.7% YoY in Q3
2013. Commenting on the results, Terry Swift, CEO of Swift Energy, said,
"During the third quarter, we have continued to improve our operational
efficiencies in South Texas. Despite a slower drilling and completion pace
than earlier in the year, we grew production during the quarter primarily as a
result of greater productivity per well. Our emphasis on drilling horizontal
wells in a narrow, high quality interval of the lower Eagle Ford has resulted
in more exposure to the highest quality rock available on our leases. When
possible, we are now logging each horizontal lateral we drill, resulting in
more effective frac stage placement and improved performance of our completion
operations. The combination of these efforts has led to significant
improvement in the productivity of our wells." Swift continued, "Further, we
are optimizing our completion designs with longer lateral lengths, increases
in frac stages and the volume of frac sand to increase initial production
rates and cumulative production of Eagle Ford shale horizontal wells. We
expect continued performance and efficiency improvements as we exploit these
relationships in our drilling program." The Full Research Report on Swift
Energy Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/c434_SFY]

Comstock Resources Inc. Research Report

On November 4, 2013, Comstock Resources Inc. (Comstock) released its Q3 2013
results. Comstock registered revenues of $111.6 million in Q3 2013, up 14.9%
YoY. The Company posted net loss of $24.0 million in Q3 2013, compared to net
loss of $30.4 million in Q3 2012. Comstock reported diluted loss per share of
$0.52 in Q3 2013, compared to diluted loss per share of $0.66 in Q3 2012. The
Full Research Report on Comstock Resources Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:

[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/7326_CRK]

EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. Research Report

On October 31, 2013, EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. (EPL) released its Q3 2013 results.
EPL registered revenues of $184.0 million in Q3 2013, up 112.3% YoY. The
Company posted net loss of $1.3 million in Q3 2013, compared to net loss of
$2.2 million in Q3 2012. EPL reported diluted loss per share of $0.03 in Q3
2013, compared to diluted loss per share of $0.06 in Q3 2012. Moreover, EPL
announced that it has recently signed 3D seismic commitments totaling
approximately $45 million. The Company noted that the 3D Full Azimuth Nodal
seismic data acquisition to be conducted by Fairfieldnodal is expected to
begin during late Q2 2014. The Full Research Report on EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/855f_EPL]

Resolute Energy Corporation Research Report

On November 4, 2013, Resolute Energy Corporation (Resolute Energy) released
its Q3 2013 results. Resolute Energy registered total revenues of $89.1
million in Q3 2013, up 40.5% YoY. The Company posted net loss of $2.7 million
in Q3 2013, compared to net loss of $2.5 million in Q3 2012. Resolute Energy
reported diluted loss per share of $0.04 in Q3 2013, flat compared to Q3 2012.
Nicholas Sutton, CEO of Resolute Energy, commented, "We are pleased with the
initial results from our first four horizontal wells. Three of the wells are
in our Gardendale project area, located in the Midland portion of the Permian
Basin, and the fourth is in Hilight Field, located in the Powder River Basin.
We own almost 100% of the working interest in these four wells. This is just
the beginning of our horizontal drilling program. During the fourth quarter,
we expect to drill two gross horizontal wells in the Reeves County portion of
the Delaware Basin." The Full Research Report on Resolute Energy Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/a7e7_REN]

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