Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE) major shareholder Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 130,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.38, for a total transaction of $179,400.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Metalmark Capital Ii Llc also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, October 18th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 54,723 shares of Jones Energy stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.27, for a total transaction of $69,498.21.
  • On Monday, October 16th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 100,873 shares of Jones Energy stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.40, for a total transaction of $141,222.20.
  • On Friday, October 13th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 97,000 shares of Jones Energy stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.42, for a total transaction of $137,740.00.
  • On Thursday, October 12th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 130,161 shares of Jones Energy stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.44, for a total transaction of $187,431.84.
  • On Wednesday, October 11th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 85,725 shares of Jones Energy stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.59, for a total transaction of $136,302.75.
  • On Tuesday, October 10th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 71,772 shares of Jones Energy stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.60, for a total transaction of $114,835.20.
  • On Friday, October 6th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 124,212 shares of Jones Energy stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.59, for a total transaction of $197,497.08.
  • On Monday, October 9th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 38,801 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.61, for a total transaction of $62,469.61.
  • On Thursday, October 5th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 157,808 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.66, for a total transaction of $261,961.28.
  • On Wednesday, October 4th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 143,081 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.62, for a total transaction of $231,791.22.

Jones Energy, Inc. (JONE) traded up 1.57% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $1.29. 668,634 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s market capitalization is $93.85 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $1.47 and its 200-day moving average is $1.64. Jones Energy, Inc. has a 1-year low of $0.85 and a 1-year high of $4.91.

Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The oil and gas producer reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.18) by $0.30. Jones Energy had a negative net margin of 79.19% and a positive return on equity of 0.09%. The business had revenue of $48.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $53.93 million. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.09) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 67.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Jones Energy, Inc. will post ($0.21) earnings per share for the current year.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Jones Energy by 0.6% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 222,567 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $357,000 after acquiring an additional 1,328 shares during the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Jones Energy by 4.3% during the first quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC now owns 42,280 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $108,000 after acquiring an additional 1,735 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Jones Energy by 2.7% in the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 154,222 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $247,000 after purchasing an additional 3,983 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of Jones Energy by 11.1% in the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 41,601 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 4,170 shares during the period. Finally, Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in shares of Jones Energy by 8.7% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 97,215 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $248,000 after purchasing an additional 7,815 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 59.57% of the company’s stock.

JONE has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Jones Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Jones Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded shares of Jones Energy from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $1.50 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Jones Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.96.

Jones Energy Company Profile

Jones Energy, Inc is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s assets are located within the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. It owns leasehold interests in oil and natural gas producing properties, as well as in undeveloped acreage, located in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins in Texas and Oklahoma.

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