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Clayton Williams Energy (NASDAQ:CWEI) was upgraded by analysts at McLean Capital Management from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, Analyst RN reports.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at SunTrust upgraded shares of Clayton Williams Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 5th. They now have a $145.00 price target on the stock. Analysts at Global Hunter Securities upgraded shares of Clayton Williams Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. They now have a $100.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $82.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $104.00.

Clayton Williams Energy (NASDAQ:CWEI) traded up 1.65% on Friday, hitting $94.62. The stock had a trading volume of 91,698 shares. Clayton Williams Energy has a 52-week low of $35.30 and a 52-week high of $96.39. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $76.70 and its 200-day moving average is $68.25. The company’s market cap is $1.151 billion.

Clayton Williams Energy (NASDAQ:CWEI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 20th. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.33. The company had revenue of $112.27 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $110.80 million. On average, analysts predict that Clayton Williams Energy will post $4.40 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Clayton Williams Energy, Inc (NASDAQ:CWEI) is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas primarily in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.

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