Shares of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PARR) have received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the three analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Analysts have set a one year consensus price target of $21.77 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.11 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Par Pacific Holdings an industry rank of 227 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Par Pacific Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 20th.

Shares of Par Pacific Holdings (NASDAQ:PARR) traded up 1.56% on Tuesday, hitting $18.20. The stock had a trading volume of 124,398 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $17.03 and its 200-day moving average is $15.74. The company has a market cap of $833.38 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2600.00. Par Pacific Holdings has a one year low of $12.18 and a one year high of $18.49.

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In other Par Pacific Holdings news, major shareholder Whitebox Advisors Llc sold 235,674 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.89, for a total transaction of $3,980,533.86. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Melvyn N. Klein bought 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 31st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $16.95 per share, for a total transaction of $169,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 38,073 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $645,337.35. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in Par Pacific Holdings by 171.2% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 355,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,166,000 after buying an additional 224,300 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in Par Pacific Holdings by 15.0% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 812,996 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,819,000 after buying an additional 105,774 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Par Pacific Holdings by 13.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 329,159 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,786,000 after buying an additional 40,057 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in Par Pacific Holdings during the fourth quarter worth $411,000. Finally, A.R.T. Advisors LLC bought a new position in Par Pacific Holdings during the fourth quarter worth $380,000.

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