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Shares of Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the stock, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.60.

Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ) traded down 0.83% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $12.535. 183,938 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Alon USA Energy has a 1-year low of $8.55 and a 1-year high of $17.58. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $13.45 and a 200-day moving average of $14.77. The company’s market cap is $856.9 million.

Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ) last released its earnings data on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.68 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.66 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.86 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Alon USA Energy will post $0.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ALJ. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Alon USA Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday. They now have a $11.80 price target on the stock. Analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Alon USA Energy from $15.00 to $17.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 6th. They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock.

Alon USA Energy, Inc is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products operating primarily in the South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States.

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