Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) traded up 7.2% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $36.96 and last traded at $36.90, with a volume of 964,749 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $34.42.

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Imperial Capital raised their price target on Carrizo Oil & Gas from $30.00 to $39.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 5th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a report on Saturday, June 4th. Canaccord Genuity raised their price target on Carrizo Oil & Gas from $38.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Carrizo Oil & Gas from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, May 26th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price objective on Carrizo Oil & Gas from $38.00 to $40.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.36.

The stock’s market capitalization is $2.13 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $35.44 and its 200-day moving average price is $31.77.

Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.16. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.39 earnings per share. The firm earned $107.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $119.67 million. Carrizo Oil & Gas’s quarterly revenue was down 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, VP Gerald A. Morton sold 800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.83, for a total value of $30,264.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 61,328 shares in the company, valued at $2,320,038.24. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Roger A. Ramsey sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.80, for a total value of $71,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 37,450 shares in the company, valued at $1,340,710. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Fiduciary Management Associates LLC increased its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas by 39.7% in the fourth quarter. Fiduciary Management Associates LLC now owns 704,655 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,844,000 after buying an additional 200,070 shares in the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas by 10.0% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 41,079 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,215,000 after buying an additional 3,734 shares in the last quarter. First Washington CORP purchased a new stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas during the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,783,000. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System increased its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 40,511 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,198,000 after buying an additional 570 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas by 26.2% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 78,323 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,317,000 after buying an additional 16,244 shares in the last quarter.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc is an energy company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas from resource plays located in the United States. Its operations are focused in proven, producing oil and gas plays in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Delaware Basin in West Texas, the Utica Shale in Ohio, the Niobrara Formation in Colorado, and the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania.

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