CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Investors acquired 639 put options on the company. This is an increase of 775% compared to the typical daily volume of 73 put options.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on CVI. ValuEngine lowered shares of CVR Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. BidaskClub raised shares of CVR Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th.

Shares of CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) opened at $35.60 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $3,090.32, a price-to-earnings ratio of 54.75 and a beta of 1.80. The company has a current ratio of 2.24, a quick ratio of 1.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72. CVR Energy has a 1-year low of $16.75 and a 1-year high of $35.93.

CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and gas company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $1.45 billion for the quarter. CVR Energy had a net margin of 0.71% and a return on equity of 3.37%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CVI. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of CVR Energy by 4.1% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,528,815 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $30,699,000 after buying an additional 59,839 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in CVR Energy by 1.8% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 118,803 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $2,385,000 after purchasing an additional 2,138 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its holdings in CVR Energy by 16.0% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 169,295 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $3,400,000 after purchasing an additional 23,396 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its holdings in CVR Energy by 18.0% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 13,054 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $284,000 after purchasing an additional 1,989 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in CVR Energy by 83.3% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 57,144 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $1,243,000 after purchasing an additional 25,964 shares during the last quarter.

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CVR Energy Company Profile

CVR Energy, Inc (CVR Energy) is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing through its holdings in CVR Refining LP (CVR Refining or the Refining Partnership) and CVR Partners LP (CVR Partners or the Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership). It operates under two business segments: petroleum (the petroleum and related businesses operated by the Refining Partnership) and nitrogen fertilizer (the nitrogen fertilizer business operated by the Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership).

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