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Shares of HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $53.30.

In other HollyFrontier Corp news, SVP James M. Stump sold 4,000 shares of HollyFrontier Corp stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.83, for a total value of $191,320.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of HollyFrontier Corp in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $40.00. Separately, analysts at Barclays cut their price target on shares of HollyFrontier Corp from $72.00 to $67.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.

HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) opened at 50.47 on Thursday. HollyFrontier Corp has a one year low of $39.65 and a one year high of $53.42. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $45.91 and a 200-day moving average of $47.59. The company has a market cap of $9.989 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.36.

HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.39. The company had revenue of $5.37 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.73 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.40 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that HollyFrontier Corp will post $3.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 28th.

HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC), formerly Holly Corporation, is a petroleum refiner, which produces light products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, and specialty and modified asphalt.

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