Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE) major shareholder Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 75,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.30, for a total value of $97,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

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

  • On Monday, October 30th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 60,300 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.24, for a total value of $74,772.00.
  • On Friday, October 27th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 77,800 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.28, for a total value of $99,584.00.
  • On Wednesday, October 25th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 100,000 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.19, for a total value of $119,000.00.
  • On Monday, October 23rd, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 73,135 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.29, for a total value of $94,344.15.
  • On Friday, October 20th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 130,000 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.38, for a total value of $179,400.00.
  • On Wednesday, October 18th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 54,723 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.27, for a total value of $69,498.21.
  • On Monday, October 16th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 100,873 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.40, for a total value of $141,222.20.
  • On Friday, October 13th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 97,000 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.42, for a total value of $137,740.00.
  • On Thursday, October 12th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 130,161 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.44, for a total value of $187,431.84.
  • On Wednesday, October 11th, Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 85,725 shares of Jones Energy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.59, for a total value of $136,302.75.

Shares of Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $1.36. The stock had a trading volume of 927,696 shares, compared to its average volume of 749,131.

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 the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.30. The company had revenue of $48.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $53.93 million. Jones Energy had a positive return on equity of 0.09% and a negative net margin of 79.19%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 67.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.09) earnings per share. analysts expect that Jones Energy, Inc. will post -0.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in 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 worth $357,000 after buying an additional 1,328 shares in the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC grew its position in 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 worth $108,000 after buying an additional 1,735 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its position in Jones Energy by 2.7% during the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 154,222 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $247,000 after buying an additional 3,983 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position in Jones Energy by 11.1% during the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 41,601 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 4,170 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank grew its position in Jones Energy by 8.7% during the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 97,215 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $248,000 after buying an additional 7,815 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 59.57% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently commented on JONE shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Jones Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered 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. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Jones Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Jones Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.96.

About Jones Energy

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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