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Stock analysts at Mizuho started coverage on shares of Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm set a “buy” rating on the stock.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. downgraded shares of Athlon Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, June 6th. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse raised their price target on shares of Athlon Energy from $41.00 to $45.00 in a research note on Monday, May 19th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Athlon Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 19th. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $33.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.00.

Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) traded up 1.07% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $45.46. 415,915 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Athlon Energy has a one year low of $25.25 and a one year high of $45.54. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $41.94 and its 200-day moving average is $35.38. The company has a market cap of $4.415 billion and a P/E ratio of 52.30.

Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) last released its 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 $1.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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