Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE:PXD)’s share price traded down 2.7% on Monday . The stock traded as low as $180.14 and last traded at $180.62, with a volume of 1,623,590 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $185.59.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. KeyCorp raised their price target on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from $190.00 to $215.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday. Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $210.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 11th. Societe Generale downgraded shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $132.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Barclays PLC raised shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $152.00 to $175.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, thirty-two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $173.34.

The company’s market cap is $30.76 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $162.46 and a 200-day moving average price of $150.36.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The oil and gas development company reported ($0.22) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.34) by $0.12. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.10 earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $786 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $797.28 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Pioneer Natural Resources Co. will post ($0.29) earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, COO Timothy L. Dove sold 13,254 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $152.24, for a total transaction of $2,017,788.96. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 271,993 shares in the company, valued at $41,408,214.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Jerome D. Hall, Jr. sold 1,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $149.90, for a total value of $239,840.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 23,428 shares in the company, valued at $3,511,857.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. KBC Group NV boosted its position in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources by 16.1% in the fourth quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 44,516 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock valued at $5,581,000 after buying an additional 6,187 shares during the period. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its position in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources by 10.6% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 112,570 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock valued at $14,114,000 after buying an additional 10,783 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC boosted its position in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources by 9.8% in the fourth quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 417,065 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock valued at $52,292,000 after buying an additional 37,095 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources by 33.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 590,675 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock valued at $74,057,000 after buying an additional 146,830 shares during the period.

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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