Dawson Geophysical Co. (NASDAQ:DWSN)’s share price fell 3% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $7.31 and last traded at $7.34, with a volume of 52,777 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.57.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on DWSN. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dawson Geophysical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. Raymond James Financial Inc. downgraded shares of Dawson Geophysical from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday.

The stock’s market capitalization is $157.41 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $7.56 and its 200-day moving average price is $5.93.

In other Dawson Geophysical news, EVP James W. Thomas sold 10,662 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.48, for a total value of $79,751.76. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 56,897 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $425,589.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Dawson Geophysical Company, formerly TGC Industries, Inc, is a provider of onshore seismic data acquisition and processing services with operations throughout the United States and Canada. The Company acquires and processes two-dimensional (2-D), three-dimensional (3-D) and multi-component seismic data for its clients, ranging from oil and gas companies to independent oil and gas operators, as well as providers of multi-client data libraries.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.