Investors bought shares of Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE:PXD) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $61.59 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $46.86 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $14.73 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Pioneer Natural Resources had the 23rd highest net in-flow for the day. Pioneer Natural Resources traded down ($0.72) for the day and closed at $153.00

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on PXD. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $169.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Credit Agricole SA began coverage on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Drexel Hamilton restated a “buy” rating on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a report on Thursday, June 16th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a report on Thursday, June 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, thirty-one have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $165.90.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $157.47 and a 200 day moving average price of $140.79. The stock’s market cap is $25.02 billion.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 25th. The oil and gas development company reported ($0.64) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.75) by $0.11. The business had revenue of $685 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $703.97 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.03) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 21.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Pioneer Natural Resources Co. will post ($0.89) earnings per share for the current year.

In other Pioneer Natural Resources news, Director Frank A. Risch sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $169.83, for a total value of $84,915.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 10,627 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,804,783.41. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Mark H. Kleinman sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.01, for a total value of $151,010.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 16,816 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,539,384.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of PXD. BOKF NA increased its position in Pioneer Natural Resources by 468.6% in the fourth quarter. BOKF NA now owns 8,034 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock worth $1,008,000 after buying an additional 6,621 shares in the last quarter. Tredje AP fonden increased its position in Pioneer Natural Resources by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 8,752 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock worth $1,097,000 after buying an additional 229 shares in the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC increased its position in Pioneer Natural Resources by 7.0% in the fourth quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 9,041 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock worth $1,134,000 after buying an additional 589 shares in the last quarter. Ashburton Jersey Ltd purchased a new position in Pioneer Natural Resources during the fourth quarter worth $1,483,000. Finally, Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its position in Pioneer Natural Resources by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 14,500 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock worth $1,818,000 after buying an additional 371 shares in the last quarter.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States. The Company operates through the oil and gas development, exploration and production segment. The Company focuses on production of oil, natural gas liquid (NGLs) and gas through development drilling, production enhancement activities and acquisitions of producing properties.

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