NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Chesapeake Energy (CHK - Get Report), Penn Virginia (PVA - Get Report), Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO - Get Report), Consol Energy (CNX - Get Report), Rex Energy (REXX - Get Report), Gastar Exploration (GST - Get Report), ECA Marcellus Trust (ECT), The Williams (WMB) and Magnum Hunter Resources (MHR) are Marcellus stocks with analysts' buy ratings of 88%, as polled by Bloomberg. Based on average 12-month price targets, the above stocks have up to 41% upside potential.The Marcellus Shale is the largest natural gas shale play in the U.S. and the most attractive target for energy development. Although the formation was recognized as a reservoir rock for several decades, recent high oil prices and drilling technology upgrades rendered the asset economically viable.
9 Marcellus Shale Stocks With Top Buy Ratings
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