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Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, American Banking News reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $7.90.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on PQ shares. Analysts at Imperial Capital initiated coverage on shares of Petroquest Energy in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They set an “in-line” rating and a $8.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Petroquest Energy from $7.50 to $8.50 in a research note on Monday, June 30th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Global Hunter Securities raised their price target on shares of Petroquest Energy from $7.00 to $8.00 in a research note on Monday, June 30th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) opened at 5.89 on Tuesday. Petroquest Energy has a one year low of $3.64 and a one year high of $7.82. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $6.60 and its 200-day moving average is $5.78. The company has a market cap of $389.3 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.37.

Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 5th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $60.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $63.46 million. On average, analysts predict that Petroquest Energy will post $0.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

PetroQuest Energy, Inc (NYSE:PQ) is an independent oil and gas company.

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