Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PARR) has received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the three brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Analysts have set a one year consensus price target of $20.67 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.61 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Par Pacific Holdings an industry rank of 94 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

PARR has been the topic of several research reports. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Par Pacific Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Par Pacific Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities raised Par Pacific Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $19.00 to $22.00 in a report on Monday, September 11th.

In other news, major shareholder Whitebox Advisors Llc sold 20,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.77, for a total value of $371,393.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders sold 1,273,691 shares of company stock worth $23,369,282 over the last 90 days.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL lifted its position in shares of Par Pacific Holdings by 2.1% in the second quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL now owns 134,661 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,429,000 after acquiring an additional 2,731 shares in the last quarter. QS Investors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Par Pacific Holdings in the second quarter valued at $146,000. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Par Pacific Holdings by 15.3% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 16,128 shares of the company’s stock valued at $291,000 after acquiring an additional 2,143 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Par Pacific Holdings by 11.3% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 577,718 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,421,000 after acquiring an additional 58,683 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Par Pacific Holdings by 4.7% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,455,829 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,263,000 after acquiring an additional 65,493 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Par Pacific Holdings (NASDAQ PARR) traded up 1.49% on Wednesday, hitting $20.47. The stock had a trading volume of 299,024 shares. The stock has a market cap of $937.57 million and a P/E ratio of 45.69. Par Pacific Holdings has a 12 month low of $12.47 and a 12 month high of $20.52. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $17.65 and a 200 day moving average of $17.08.

Par Pacific Holdings (NASDAQ:PARR) last posted its earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $564.25 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $600.80 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that Par Pacific Holdings will post $1.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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