Investors sold shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE:COG) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $19.58 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $33.26 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $13.68 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. traded up $1.05 for the day and closed at $26.06

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Barclays PLC lifted their target price on Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Capital One Financial Corp. reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. Scotiabank upgraded Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. from a “sector perform” rating to a “sector outperform” rating and set a $30.00 target price for the company in a research report on Saturday, August 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. from $21.00 to $20.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.00.

The stock’s market cap is $12.12 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $24.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $23.34.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE:COG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 29th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.08) by $0.01. The company earned $246.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $270.13 million. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.’s revenue for the quarter was down 19.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.03 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. will post ($0.15) EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 10th will be given a $0.02 dividend. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 8th.

In other Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. news, General Counsel George Kevin Cunningham sold 6,178 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.32, for a total value of $156,426.96. Following the sale, the general counsel now owns 38,990 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $987,226.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

A number of large investors recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bridgewater Associates LP raised its stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 125,400 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,218,000 after buying an additional 7,900 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,224,700 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $21,665,000 after buying an additional 72,914 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. by 3.8% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 2,175,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $38,477,000 after buying an additional 79,153 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. by 8.3% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 1,741,684 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $30,810,000 after buying an additional 132,914 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. by 112.2% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 293,464 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $5,191,000 after buying an additional 155,158 shares in the last quarter.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development, exploitation and exploration of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the segment of natural gas and oil development, exploitation, exploration and production, in the continental United States. Its assets are concentrated in areas with known hydrocarbon resources, which are conducive to multi-well, repeatable drilling programs.

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