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Shares of SM Energy (NYSE:SM) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-seven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Fifteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $97.06.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SM shares. Analysts at Howard Weil cut their price target on shares of SM Energy from $106.00 to $93.00 in a research note on Thursday. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Macquarie downgraded shares of SM Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, analysts at UBS AG downgraded shares of SM Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday.

SM Energy (NYSE:SM) traded down 4.25% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $71.144. The stock had a trading volume of 851,039 shares. SM Energy has a 1-year low of $54.95 and a 1-year high of $94.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $83.54 and its 200-day moving average is $80.82. The company has a market cap of $4.766 billion and a P/E ratio of 50.96.

SM Energy (NYSE:SM) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 18th. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $593.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $612.80 million. On average, analysts predict that SM Energy will post $5.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) is an independent energy company.

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