Both companies are late gas-to-oil transition stories that began shifting towards the Eagle Ford oil shale development only this year. Therefore, investors view them unfavorably, perceiving them still as natural gas companies in an environment of bearishly low gas prices. Furthermore, Penn Virginia's poor execution of projects outside the Eagle Ford shale has also hurt the stock. Still, the analysts insist that "after the recent
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Canaccord Genuity analysts say Comstock Resources ( CRK) and Penn Virginia ( PVA) are two small-cap names that have garnered negative market perceptions, but are actually good stocks to buy.