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Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE:SN) VP Kirsten A. Hink unloaded 1,104 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.74, for a total transaction of $35,040.96. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 33,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,047,420. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

SN has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Sanchez Energy Corp from $36.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Tuesday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Sanchez Energy Corp from $33.00 to $34.00 in a research note on Friday, May 23rd. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Sanchez Energy Corp from $36.00 to $38.00 in a research note on Friday, May 23rd. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.52.

Shares of Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE:SN) traded up 3.29% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $33.91. 2,445,393 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Sanchez Energy Corp has a one year low of $20.40 and a one year high of $34.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $28.97 and its 200-day moving average is $27.47. The company’s market cap is $1.681 billion.

Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE:SN) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $134.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $129.26 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. Sanchez Energy Corp’s revenue was up 337.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Sanchez Energy Corp will post $1.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Sanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the onshore United States Gulf Coast.

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