Let's be real here. No buyout offers will be coming until the decline rates in the Mississippian are known by all. Nobody will buy Ward's folly without more info. We need NG prices to go WAY up to see SD increase in value.
No need to creep price up for a buy out offer. TPG made it very clear that sales are in the offing whether in whole or in part. If an offer comes in for say $9 a share or $12 a share on a full take out the share price will automatically jump to the offer price. I don't short stocks but if I did I'd be tossing and turning at night knowing there is a sale coming. Oh well...that's their problem. I personally don't care if valuation climbs from better operation of the company or if it comes through a sale. One I have to wait for and the other comes faster.........just as long as the $$$$$$$ comes...I'm good to go!