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Topeka Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) from $48.00 to $55.00 in a research note issued on Monday, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Topeka Capital Markets’ price objective would suggest a potential upside of 30.95% from the company’s current price.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Athlon Energy from $43.00 to $48.00 in a research note on Monday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at UBS AG raised their price target on shares of Athlon Energy from $36.00 to $42.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 10th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Athlon Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, March 3rd. They now have a $38.10 price target on the stock. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $41.39.

Shares of Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) remained flat at $42.00 during during mid-day trading trading on Monday. 1,042,408 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Athlon Energy has a 1-year low of $25.25 and a 1-year high of $42.74. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $36.51 and a 200-day moving average of $32.73. The company has a market cap of $3.449 billion and a P/E ratio of 52.50.

Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 25th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. On average, analysts predict that Athlon Energy will post $1.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Athlon Energy Inc, is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is a holding company and its sole assets are controlling equity interests in Athlon Holdings LP and its subsidiaries.

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