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Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS) CFO Alan Krenek sold 1,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.42, for a total value of $24,420.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 149,998 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,662,951. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS) traded up 0.25% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $24.40. The stock had a trading volume of 537,688 shares. Basic Energy Services has a 1-year low of $11.29 and a 1-year high of $29.84. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $25.63 and a 200-day moving average of $25.61. The company’s market cap is $999.4 million.

Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.04. Analysts expect that Basic Energy Services will post $0.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on BAS shares. Analysts at Macquarie reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Basic Energy Services in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $24.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $25.00. Separately, analysts at Global Hunter Securities upgraded shares of Basic Energy Services from a “neutral” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $31.00. Finally, analysts at Raymond James upgraded shares of Basic Energy Services from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.77.

Basic Energy Services, Inc, provides a range of well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies, including completion and remedial services, fluid services, well servicing and contract drilling.

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