Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of Venoco, Inc. (“Venoco” or the “Company”) (NYSE: VQ) for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with their conduct related to the sale of the Company to its chief executive officer, Timothy Marquez, who already holds 50.3 percent of the Company’s stock, in an all-cash deal valued at about $770 million. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, Venoco stockholders will receive $12.50 in cash per each share of Venoco they own, while, according to Yahoo! Finance, at least one financial analyst has set a price target of $20 for Venoco. Request more information now by clicking here: www.faruqilaw.com/VQ Whether Venoco’s Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to the Company’s stockholders by failing to conduct an adequate and fair sales process prior to agreeing to this proposed transaction, whether the proposed transaction undervalues Venoco’s shares and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the Company to the detriment of Venoco’s shareholders are the key focus of this investigation. Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a national law firm which represents investors and individuals in class action litigation. The firm is focused on providing exemplary legal services in complex litigation in the areas of securities, shareholder, antitrust and consumer litigation, through all phases of litigation. The firm has an experienced trial team which has achieved significant victories on behalf of the firm’s clients. If you own common stock in Venoco and wish to obtain additional information, please visit us at www.faruqilaw.com/VQ or contact Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. either via e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330. Attorney Advertising. (C) 2012 Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP ( www.faruqilaw.com). Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter. We are happy to discuss your particular case.
Venoco Incorporated (NYSE:VQ) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 1.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.1 times its average daily volume and trading down $1.15 (-10.8%).
Shares of Venoco Incorporated (NYSE:VQ) were gapping up Tuesday morning with an open price 44.6% higher than Friday's closing price. The stock closed at $7.69 yesterday and opened today's trading at $11.12.
Venoco Incorporated (NYSE:VQ) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $6.66, below its previous 52-week low of $6.67 with 197,487 shares traded as of 2:54 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 362,000 shares over the past 30 days.