Shares of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (NYSE:BCEI) saw strong trading volume on Wednesday . 293,700 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 48% from the previous session’s volume of 198,589 shares.The stock last traded at $30.66 and had previously closed at $31.42.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Bonanza Creek Energy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Bonanza Creek Energy in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Bonanza Creek Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $25.00 target price on shares of Bonanza Creek Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.50.

Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The oil and gas producer reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.68. The company had revenue of $45.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $45.63 million. Bonanza Creek Energy had a negative net margin of 33.79% and a negative return on equity of 3.17%. analysts predict that Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. will post 0.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in BCEI. Mangrove Partners bought a new position in Bonanza Creek Energy in the 2nd quarter worth about $39,717,000. Apollo Management Holdings L.P. purchased a new position in Bonanza Creek Energy in the 2nd quarter worth about $35,158,000. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC purchased a new position in Bonanza Creek Energy in the 2nd quarter worth about $14,207,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. purchased a new position in Bonanza Creek Energy in the 2nd quarter worth about $13,980,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in Bonanza Creek Energy by 6,203.4% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 413,500 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $13,112,000 after buying an additional 406,940 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.29% of the company’s stock.

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Bonanza Creek Energy Company Profile

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc (Bonanza Creek) is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of onshore oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The Company’s oil and liquids-weighted assets are concentrated primarily in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and the Dorcheat Macedonia Field in southern Arkansas.

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