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Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) CEO S P. Iv Johnson sold 4,302 shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.24, for a total transaction of $241,944.48. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 646,374 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $36,352,074. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) traded up 1.63% on Friday, hitting $57.30. The stock had a trading volume of 1,045,229 shares. Carrizo Oil & Gas has a one year low of $32.07 and a one year high of $70.49. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $64.40 and its 200-day moving average is $55.99. The company’s market cap is $2.637 billion.

Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, August 5th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $193.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $172.42 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.61 earnings per share. Carrizo Oil & Gas’s revenue was up 33.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Carrizo Oil & Gas will post $2.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CRZO shares. Analysts at BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 12th. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Northland Securities raised their price target on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas from $76.00 to $83.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at KLR Group upgraded shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $80.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $73.00. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $68.32.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) is an independent energy company.

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