Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, twenty-five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The institutional investor held 555,435 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $96.01 million, down from 575,435 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blair William & Company who had been investing in Best Buy Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.44 billion market cap company.

Pioneer Natural Resources stock traded down $0.52 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $194.95.

GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) shares ended at $134.09 with 1.46 mln shares exchanging hands. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Pioneer Natural Resources' Q1 2018 earnings at $1.54 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $1.52 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $1.73 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $1.64 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.78 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.88 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $2.00 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.90 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $6.87 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $7.13 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $2.03 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.97 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.02 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $2.13 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $8.14 EPS. It has underperformed by 16.34% the S&P500.

Heritage Investors Management Corp decreased Intel Corp (INTC) stake by 2.08% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 42,931 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $7,552,850.83. Martin Currie Ltd. now owns 60,086 shares of the oil and gas development company's stock valued at $10,386,000 after purchasing an additional 13,220 shares in the last quarter. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $25.94. Axa has 0.39% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) has risen 74.89% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 30.22% the S&P500.

Pioneer Natural Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. It turned negative, as 66 investors sold PXD shares while 230 reduced holdings.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock.

Pioneer Natural Resources declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, February 6th that authorizes the company to buyback $100.00 million in shares. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 9 shares or 0% of the stock. Natixis has 0.01% invested in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) for 6,260 shares. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Mngmt has 0.04% invested in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Sun Life Fincl has 371 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Analysts predict $1.47 EPS, which is $1.22 up or 488.00 % from 2017's $0.25 EPS. The number of shares now owned by investors are 170 mln. Cadence Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 14,121 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. The stock of Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, March 14. Bankshares Of Mellon holds 0.12% or 2.68M shares.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. Suntrust Banks Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Two Creeks Cap Mngmt Lp has 5.82% invested in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) for 630,147 shares.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $3.90 million activity. Watson Mathew sold $31,864 worth of stock or 452 shares. Also, CEO Timothy L. Dove sold 1,200 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 22nd. Also, CAO Margaret Montemayor sold 1,410 shares of Pioneer Natural Resources stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. $1.67 million worth of stock was sold by CHEATWOOD CHRIS J on Wednesday, March 21. Finally, ValuEngine cut Pioneer Natural Resources from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Therefore 58% are positive. Pioneer Natural Resources had 161 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 2,000 shares were sold by SHEFFIELD SCOTT D, worth $360,000. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Mizuho. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of PXD in report on Thursday, January 18 with "Buy" rating. Shares for $31,870 were sold by Grillot Larry R. KLEINMAN MARK H had sold 1,150 shares worth $207,196 on Monday, February 26. After $1.22 actual EPS reported by Pioneer Natural Resources Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.49 % EPS growth. The firm presently has a "buy" rating on the oil and gas development company's stock. The stock has "Overweight" rating by PiperJaffray on Monday, September 18.

In total 26 analysts cover Pioneer Natural (NYSE:PXD). The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 5 with "Buy". The company was maintained on Friday, April 13 by RBC Capital Markets. Global Hunter Securities has "Accumulate" rating and $150 target.

Frontier Investment Mgmt Company, which manages about $1.19 billion and $1.20 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in First Trust North American Ene (EMLP) by 415,569 shares to 2.10M shares, valued at $51.46M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. BB's SI was 45.49 million shares in April as released by FINRA.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.48 in Q4 2017. Guardian Advsrs LP holds 0.03% or 1,175 shs. It dived, as 7 investors sold RGLS shares while 12 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 300 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:RGLS). Susquehanna International Gp Limited Liability Partnership has 0% invested in Regulus Therapeutics Inc. Tci Wealth Advsr accumulated 0.02% or 284 shares. (NASDAQ:RGLS). Moreover, Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag has 0% invested in Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 19,650 shares. (NASDAQ:RGLS). The New York-based Renaissance Technologies Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Regulus Therapeutics Inc. $646,800 worth of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) shares were bought by KIBSGAARD PAAL. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Scotia Inc holds 0% or 598 shares in its portfolio. Weaver C Barksdale & reported 1.51% in Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. Old Second Bancshares Of Aurora holds 0.01% or 200 shares in its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement Systems reported 55,574 shares. The Massachusetts-based Northeast Invest Management has invested 0.25% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). 3,000 Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) shares with value of $192,900 were bought by Al Mogharbel Khaled. (NYSE:BBY). Moreover, Contravisory Investment Mgmt Inc has 0.13% invested in Best Buy Co., Inc. LBA Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources by 44.2% in the fourth quarter.

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