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ARC RESOURCES $16.05 (Toronto symbol ARX; Shares outstanding: 345.1 million; Market cap: $5.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; Dividend yield: 7.5%; www.arcresources.com) produces oil and natural gas in Western Canada. Its average daily output of 107,261 barrels of oil equivalent is 66% gas and 34% oil. In the three months ended September 30, 2015, ARC’s cash flow per share dropped 42.7%, to $0.51 from $0.89 a year earlier. Production fell 7.2%, and its realized oil price fell 43.8%. Gas prices declined 32.1%. Like many oil and gas producers, ARC is cutting exploration and development spending. In 2016, it will devote $550.0 million to this purpose. That’s equal to what it spent in 2015 but down sharply from $945.5 million in 2014. This investment will bring ARC’s average daily production to between 119,000 and 124,000 barrels in 2016, up about 5% from 2015. The stock trades at 7.9 times ARC’s cash flow per share, based on the latest quarter. That’s high, but it’s…

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