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Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the sixteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $50.82.

Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) opened at 44.30 on Wednesday. Athlon Energy has a one year low of $25.40 and a one year high of $51.63. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $47.53 and its 200-day moving average is $39.73. The company has a market cap of $4.303 billion and a P/E ratio of 38.31.

Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) last announced its earnings results 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. On average, analysts predict that Athlon Energy will post $1.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ATHL has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Topeka Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Athlon Energy from $55.00 to $58.00 in a research note on Friday, July 11th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Howard Weil raised their price target on shares of Athlon Energy from $55.00 to $61.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 10th. They now have a “sector outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Athlon Energy from $48.00 to $56.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 3rd. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.

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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