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Investment analysts at RBC Capital boosted their target price on shares of Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) from $43.00 to $48.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. RBC Capital’s price target suggests a potential upside of 12.91% from the stock’s previous close.

ATHL has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. 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. Separately, analysts at Topeka Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Athlon Energy to $48.00 in a research note on Wednesday, April 9th. 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 research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $41.39.

Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) traded up 1.21% on Monday, hitting $42.51. 1,695,786 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Athlon Energy has a 52-week low of $25.25 and a 52-week 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 $3.491 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 52.50.

Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, February 25th. The company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. Analysts expect that Athlon Energy will post $1.46 EPS 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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