Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE:BBG) was down 2.8% during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.16 and last traded at $6.25, with a volume of 1,118,507 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on BBG shares. Johnson Rice started coverage on Bill Barrett Corp. in a report on Thursday, June 30th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bill Barrett Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, May 5th. Wunderlich lowered their price target on Bill Barrett Corp. from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, June 3rd. Barclays PLC increased their price target on Bill Barrett Corp. from $7.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, June 6th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and issued a $7.50 price target on shares of Bill Barrett Corp. in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.92.

The firm’s market capitalization is $377.51 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $5.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.14.

Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE:BBG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The energy company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.08. The business earned $57.28 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $55.67 million. The business’s revenue was down 24.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.18) earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Bill Barrett Corp. will post ($0.71) EPS for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Bill Barrett Corp. stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE:BBG) by 30.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 494,288 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 116,125 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 1.02% of Bill Barrett Corp. worth $1,943,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Bill Barrett Corporation is an independent energy company that develops, acquires and explores for oil and natural gas resources. The Company’s assets and operations are located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The Company develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.

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