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Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 20th, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 30th will be given a dividend of 0.04 per share on Friday, October 10th. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.08%.

PXD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. They now have a $215.00 price target on the stock. On a related note, analysts at Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a research note on Monday, August 11th. They now have a $182.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $186.00. Finally, analysts at Societe Generale raised their price target on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources from $144.00 to $220.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pioneer Natural Resources presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $234.35.

Shares of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) traded up 0.64% on Wednesday, hitting $204.47. 745,669 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Pioneer Natural Resources has a 52-week low of $163.90 and a 52-week high of $234.60. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $219.4 and its 200-day moving average is $203.8. The company’s market cap is $29.259 billion.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) last released its earnings results on Monday, August 4th. The company reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $953.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $964.05 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.10 earnings per share. Pioneer Natural Resources’s revenue was down 17.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Pioneer Natural Resources will post $5.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States and South Africa.

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