In a July 27 research note, analyst John White with ROTH Capital Partners reported that on July 25 Torchlight Energy Resources Inc. (TRCH:NASDAQ) entered an agreement that will boost its interest in the Orogrande project to 72.5% from 67.75%.
The parties involved in the agreement were Torchlight and its wholly owned subsidiary Hudspeth Oil Corp., Founders Oil & Gas, and two companies solely owned by Torchlight's chairman, Gregory McCabe—Wolfbone Investments and McCabe Petroleum.
Under the terms, Torchlight and Wolfbone will each pay $625,000, and for Torchlight and Wolfbone or McCabe Petroleum to each pay another $625,000 on July 20, 2019. In exchange, Founders Oil & Gas will sign over equally to Torchlight and Wolfbone all of its interest in the Orogrande project's oil and gas leases.
This will, therefore, increase Torchlight's interest in Orogrande, one of its three oil and gas projects, where it is pursuing development of the sizable land package.
ROTH has a Buy rating and a $1.75 per share price target on Torchlight, whose share price is currently $1.17.[NLINSERT]
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Within the last twelve months, ROTH has received compensation for investment banking services from Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.
ROTH makes a market in shares of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc., and as such, buys and sells from customers on a principal basis.
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