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Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (NYSE:KOG) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 5,149 call options on the stock, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. This is an increase of 239% compared to the average volume of 1,518 call options.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on KOG shares. Analysts at SunTrust reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp in a research note on Monday. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $15.00. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital downgraded shares of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Monday. They now have a $16.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $15.00. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $15.00. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.57.

Shares of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (NYSE:KOG) traded down 2.19% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $14.77. 6,721,404 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp has a 1-year low of $9.26 and a 1-year high of $16.25. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $14.93 and its 200-day moving average is $12.87. The company has a market cap of $3.947 billion and a P/E ratio of 31.92.

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (NYSE:KOG) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $300.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $283.23 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.17 earnings per share. Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp’s revenue was up 72.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp will post $0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE:KOG) is an independent energy company focused on the exploration, exploitation, acquisition and production of crude oil and natural gas in the United States.

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