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Shares of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) reached a new 52-week high on Thursday , Stock Ratings News reports. The company traded as high as $234.60 and last traded at $233.04, with a volume of 417,111 shares. The stock had previously closed at $231.75.

A number of research firms have recently commented on PXD. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a $233.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $209.00. Separately, analysts at Topeka Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from $210.00 to $230.00 in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, analysts at SunTrust raised their price target on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources to $266.00 in a research note on Friday, July 11th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Pioneer Natural Resources has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $222.38.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $225.6 and a 200-day moving average of $198.7. The company’s market cap is $33.227 billion.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 previous year, the company posted $1.02 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Pioneer Natural Resources will post $5.83 earnings per share 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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