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Shares of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-nine brokerages that are currently covering the company, AR Network reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and eleven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $213.00.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) traded down 0.50% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $202.50. 204,003 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Pioneer Natural Resources has a one year low of $137.44 and a one year high of $227.42. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $198.0 and a 200-day moving average of $187.0. The company’s market cap is $28.967 billion.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.19. The company had revenue of $963.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $867.70 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.02 earnings per share. Pioneer Natural Resources’s revenue was up 25.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Pioneer Natural Resources will post $5.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on PXD. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a research note on Monday. They now have a $212.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at KLR Group upgraded shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 12th. Finally, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from $216.00 to $226.00 in a research note on Friday, May 9th.

In other Pioneer Natural Resources news, CEO Scott Sheffield sold 20,000 shares of Pioneer Natural Resources stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $204.42, for a total transaction of $4,088,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 653,109 shares in the company, valued at approximately $133,508,542. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States and South Africa.

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