Bill Barrett Co. (NYSE:BBG) CEO R Scot Woodall sold 10,000 shares of Bill Barrett stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.64, for a total transaction of $46,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

R Scot Woodall also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, November 10th, R Scot Woodall sold 10,000 shares of Bill Barrett stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.42, for a total transaction of $64,200.00.
  • On Friday, October 6th, R Scot Woodall sold 10,000 shares of Bill Barrett stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.19, for a total transaction of $41,900.00.

Shares of Bill Barrett Co. (NYSE:BBG) traded down $0.09 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $4.51. 5,398,972 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,774,134. Bill Barrett Co. has a one year low of $2.66 and a one year high of $7.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 2.78 and a quick ratio of 2.78.

Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The energy company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.12. Bill Barrett had a negative net margin of 49.61% and a negative return on equity of 7.59%. The company had revenue of $67.87 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $61.23 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.10) EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 34.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Bill Barrett Co. will post -0.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Bill Barrett from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Bill Barrett in a report on Monday, October 16th. Imperial Capital assumed coverage on shares of Bill Barrett in a report on Thursday, September 28th. They set an “in-line” rating and a $5.00 target price for the company. Barclays lowered their target price on shares of Bill Barrett from $7.00 to $6.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $7.00 target price on shares of Bill Barrett and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.50.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in BBG. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Bill Barrett by 7.8% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,483,818 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $24,951,000 after buying an additional 397,849 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in Bill Barrett by 112.3% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 564,780 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $2,569,000 after purchasing an additional 298,704 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in Bill Barrett by 20.4% in the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 761,019 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $3,463,000 after purchasing an additional 129,049 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its stake in Bill Barrett by 82.5% in the 1st quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 45,734 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $208,000 after purchasing an additional 20,678 shares during the period. Finally, Credit Suisse AG boosted its stake in Bill Barrett by 32.0% in the 1st quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 125,073 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $569,000 after purchasing an additional 30,293 shares during the period. 85.77% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Bill Barrett Company Profile

Bill Barrett Corporation is an independent energy company that develops, acquires and explores for oil and natural gas resources. The Company’s assets and operations are located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It has over two areas of production: The Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Uinta Oil Program in the Uinta Basin.

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