8. Saratoga Resources ( SARA) Company Profile: Saratoga Resources is an independent exploration and production company, with acreage along the transitional coastline of Louisiana. Last year, Saratoga Resources emerged from bankruptcy protection with debt obligations restructured to reduce the interest burden on the company. The company was successful in preserving 100% of the interests of shareholders. It paid creditors 100 cents on the dollar and extended the maturity on then existing credit facilities to April 2012. The stock, which was added to the NYSE Amex in July, after Saratoga refinanced prior debt facilities, reduced total debt, raised over $35 million in new equity, and increased cash by 400%. Current Share Price: $4.60 (Sept. 28) 2011 Total Return: 104.4% Analyst Ratings: No research analyst has coverage of Saratoga Resources. TheStreet Ratings also does not follow the stock.