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Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) was upgraded by analysts at KLR Group from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, reports. The firm currently has a $185.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $9.00. KLR Group’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 38.19% from the stock’s previous close.

Shares of Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) traded down 0.93% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $132.62. The stock had a trading volume of 197,570 shares. Concho Resources has a one year low of $91.75 and a one year high of $148.61. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $142.2 and a 200-day moving average of $128.3. The company has a market cap of $14.793 billion and a P/E ratio of 59.47.

Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $704.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $676.71 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.98 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Concho Resources will post $4.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on CXO. Analysts at Stephens upgraded shares of Concho Resources from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $134.00. Separately, analysts at Barclays cut their price target on shares of Concho Resources from $173.00 to $172.00 in a research note on Friday. Finally, analysts at Raymond James reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Concho Resources in a research note on Friday. They now have a $172.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $177.00. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $155.65.

Concho Resources Inc(NYSE:CXO) is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and natural gas properties.

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