Bill Barrett Co. (NYSE:BBG) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $7.09.

BBG has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets set a $6.00 target price on shares of Bill Barrett and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of Bill Barrett from $4.00 to $7.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. ValuEngine cut shares of Bill Barrett from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Bill Barrett in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Bill Barrett from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

Shares of Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) opened at $4.53 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $345.60, a P/E ratio of -2.57 and a beta of 3.58. The company has a quick ratio of 2.78, a current ratio of 2.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30. Bill Barrett has a 12 month low of $2.66 and a 12 month high of $6.93.

Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The energy company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $83.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $82.50 million. Bill Barrett had a negative net margin of 54.67% and a negative return on equity of 5.41%. Bill Barrett’s revenue for the quarter was up 61.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.18) EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Bill Barrett will post 0.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Bill Barrett news, CEO R Scot Woodall sold 10,000 shares of Bill Barrett stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.64, for a total value of $46,400.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 2.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Bill Barrett by 100.0% during the 4th quarter. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. now owns 20,000 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $103,000 after acquiring an additional 10,000 shares in the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in shares of Bill Barrett during the 3rd quarter valued at $120,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new position in shares of Bill Barrett during the 4th quarter valued at $128,000. Jump Trading LLC acquired a new position in shares of Bill Barrett during the 4th quarter valued at $134,000. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in shares of Bill Barrett during the 4th quarter valued at $160,000. Institutional investors own 98.22% of the company’s stock.

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About Bill Barrett

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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