Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) by 8.0% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 107,386 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 7,946 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Carrizo Oil & Gas were worth $3,078,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas by 33.7% in the first quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 3,892 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 980 shares during the period. Elkfork Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas by 33.7% in the first quarter. Elkfork Partners LLC now owns 4,726 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 1,190 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas during the first quarter valued at about $150,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its position in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas by 1.8% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 6,760 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the period. Finally, Creative Planning raised its position in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas by 10.3% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 7,955 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 745 shares during the period. 89.12% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO) traded up 0.36% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $13.86. 2,185,610 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $15.65 and a 200-day moving average of $24.51. Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. has a 12 month low of $12.73 and a 12 month high of $43.96. The stock’s market cap is $912.47 million.

Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The oil and gas producer reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $166.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.22 million. Carrizo Oil & Gas had a negative net margin of 0.98% and a positive return on equity of 1,494.45%. The business’s revenue was up 55.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.29 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. will post $0.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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CRZO has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a report on Friday, June 30th. BMO Capital Markets set a $20.00 price target on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 26th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $36.00 price target on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $40.00 price target on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, Williams Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Carrizo Oil & Gas has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $40.33.

In other news, Director Frank A. Wojtek sold 2,800 shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.24, for a total transaction of $67,872.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 30,008 shares in the company, valued at $727,393.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 6.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Carrizo Oil & Gas

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO)

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