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Shares of Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the company, ARN reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $43.00.

Shares of Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) traded down 0.60% on Tuesday, hitting $39.98. 38,471 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Athlon Energy has a one year low of $25.25 and a one year high of $43.71. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $38.71 and its 200-day moving average is $33.73. The company has a market cap of $3.284 billion and a P/E ratio of 46.60.

Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.28. The company had revenue of $105.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $100.05 million. Analysts expect that Athlon Energy will post $1.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ATHL. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Athlon Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 30th. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Miller Tabak upgraded shares of Athlon Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 24th. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Topeka Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Athlon Energy from $48.00 to $55.00 in a research note on Monday, April 21st. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

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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