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Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) CFO Richard P. Dealy sold 4,213 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $210.85, for a total value of $888,311.05. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 196,562 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $41,445,098. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on PXD. Analysts at FBR Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from $250.00 to $275.00 in a research note on Thursday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a research note on Monday, May 26th. They now have a $212.00 price target on the stock. Finally, 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. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. Pioneer Natural Resources currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $214.19.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) traded down 0.42% on Monday, hitting $209.28. 1,029,070 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 $199.5 and a 200-day moving average of $187.4. The company’s market cap is $29.937 billion.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 in the previous year, the company posted $1.02 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Pioneer Natural Resources will post $5.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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