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Seventy Seven Energy (NYSE:SSE) CFO Cary D. Baetz purchased 4,300 shares of Seventy Seven Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 29th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $23.50 per share, for a total transaction of $101,050.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 374,476 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,800,186. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SSE. Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on shares of Seventy Seven Energy in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Seventy Seven Energy in a research note on Thursday, July 17th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $29.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Seventy Seven Energy in a research note on Wednesday, July 16th. They set a “hold” rating and a $27.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Seventy Seven Energy (NYSE:SSE) traded up 1.15% on Tuesday, hitting $23.74. The stock had a trading volume of 418,573 shares. Seventy Seven Energy has a 1-year low of $21.89 and a 1-year high of $28.34. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $23.9 and a 200-day moving average of $24.19. The company’s market cap is $1.144 billion.

Seventy Seven Energy (NYSE:SSE) last announced its earnings results on Monday, August 4th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $549.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $487.60 million. Seventy Seven Energy’s revenue was down 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Seventy Seven Energy will post $0.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Seventy Seven Energy Inc is a diversified oilfield services company that provides a range of wellsite services and equipment to the United States land-based exploration and production (NYSE:SSE) customers operating in unconventional resource plays.

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