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Shares of Northern Tier Energy (NYSE:NTi) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatings.NET reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.76.

A number of research firms have recently commented on NTI. Analysts at Macquarie downgraded shares of Northern Tier Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Northern Tier Energy in a research note on Tuesday, May 6th. They now have a $29.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $25.00.

Northern Tier Energy (NYSE:NTI) opened at 25.83 on Thursday. Northern Tier Energy has a 52 week low of $17.83 and a 52 week high of $29.60. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.35 and a 200-day moving average of $26.26. The company has a market cap of $2.395 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.12.

Northern Tier Energy (NYSE:NTi) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.28 billion. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 20.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Northern Tier Energy will post $3.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Northern Tier Energy LP, formerly Northern Tier Energy, Inc, is an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail, and pipeline operations that serves the PADD II region of the United States.

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