PDC Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202777853/composite PDCE +0.43% and SRC Energy Inc. said Monday they have entered an agreement for PDC to acquire SRC in an all-stock deal valued at about $1.7 billion, including SRC's debt of about $685 million. SRC shareholders will receive 0.158 PDC shares for each SRC stock, equal to about $3.99 a share based on PDC's closing price on Aug. 23. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. PDC is an independent exploration and production company with crude oil and natural gas operations in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and the Delaware Basin in West Texas. SRC is a Denver-based oil and natural gas E&P company with operations in the Greater Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado. The deal is expected to immediately boost key 2020 metrics including free cash flow per share. PDC shares were not yet active premarket, while SRC share fell 2.4%.