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Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) COO Timothy L. Dove sold 7,000 shares of Pioneer Natural Resources stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $230.69, for a total transaction of $1,614,830.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 282,514 shares in the company, valued at approximately $65,173,155. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) traded down 2.11% on Thursday, hitting $228.16. The stock had a trading volume of 1,563,224 shares. Pioneer Natural Resources has a 1-year low of $144.27 and a 1-year high of $234.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $214. and its 200-day moving average is $192.8. The company’s market cap is $32.637 billion.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported $1.26 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters 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 prior year, the company posted $1.02 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 25.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Pioneer Natural Resources will post $5.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

PXD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at GMP Securities initiated coverage on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a research note on Tuesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $286.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Global Hunter Securities downgraded shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 17th. They now have a $260.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $220.00. Finally, 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. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pioneer Natural Resources has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $218.59.

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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