Energy Lower Ahead of OPEC Meeting -- Energy Roundup

Shares of energy producers fell alongside oil futures as traders hedged their bets ahead of a key meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Bets OPEC would extend a production deal drove futures to a more than two-year high last week, but uncertainty about cooperation between OPEC and Russia tempered investors' enthusiasm Monday, said Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas.

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Exploration-and-production company SandRidge Energy adopted a so-called poison pill that would make it more difficult for activist investor Carl Icahn, who recently disclosed a 13.5% stake the company, to increase his stake as he pushes against a plan to buy rival Bonanza Creek Energy.

Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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November 27, 2017 17:38 ET (22:38 GMT)