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Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) EVP Danny L. Kellum unloaded 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $221.22, for a total transaction of $1,548,540.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 47,569 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,523,214. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on PXD shares. 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, May 29th. 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 analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $214.19.

Shares of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) traded down 0.58% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $219.20. 840,857 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Pioneer Natural Resources has a 52-week low of $138.91 and a 52-week high of $227.42. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $203.2 and a 200-day moving average of $188.. The company’s market cap is $31.356 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 $5.54 EPS 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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