Stock inside Traders Spotlight: Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD)

BMO Capital Markets set a $200.00 price target on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. The institutional investor held 4.60 million shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $176.98 million, up from 4.44M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Martin Currie Ltd who had been investing in Pioneer Nat Res Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $31.39 billion market cap company. (NASDAQ:ROST) are on our watchlist today as the stock has moved 1.98% from the open, touching $82.56 on a recent trade.

Shares of Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) traded up $5.43 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $184.17. Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ:MIME) has risen 240.79% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.11% the S&P500.

Shell Asset Management Co increased its stake in Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) by 8.57% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 617 shares of the oil and gas development company's stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 35 shares during the last quarter. The oil and gas development company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.18. The stock increased 1.34% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $34.

Janus Henderson Group PLC reduced its stake in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) by 60.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q3 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a quick ratio of 1.58 and a current ratio of 1.69. 115 funds opened positions while 470 raised stakes. Dynamic Advisors Solutions Limited Com reported 2.19% stake. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, November 4 by RBC Capital Markets. 88,383 were reported by Hayek Kallen Inv. Amp Invsts Ltd reported 113,571 shares stake. Kornitzer Capital Mngmt Incorporated Ks accumulated 0.03% or 13,000 shares. Guardian Investment Management reported 5.32% stake. Pnc Financial Svcs Gp has invested 0.01% in PGT Innovations, Inc. (NYSE:T) for 15,528 shares. 32,585 are held by Envestnet Asset Management. (NYSE:T) for 22,656 shares. (NYSE:T) or 174,876 shares. Cornerstone Cap Mgmt Holding Limited Liability Com invested in 0.04% or 38,390 shares. Insider activity and sentiment signals are important to monitor because they can shed light on how "risky" a stock is perceived to be at it's current valuation. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 14 by Barclays Capital. (NYSE:T). Paw Cap invested 2.46% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. Vantage Invest Advsrs holds 0% or 8 shares in its portfolio. Letko Brosseau & Assoc owns 1.11% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 3.19M shares.

Uss Investment Management Ltd, which manages about $12.94 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Netease Inc (NASDAQ:NTES) by 186,750 shares to 76,200 shares, valued at $20.10 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as the co has 1.19% dividend yield. After having $0.49 EPS previously, Midland States Bancorp, Inc.'s analysts see 20.41 % EPS growth. Therefore 50% are positive.

WARNING: "Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Given Buy Rating at Piper Jaffray Companies" was originally published by Registrar Journal and is the sole property of of Registrar Journal. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to "Equal Weight" rating in Monday, January 11 report. Mizuho restated a "buy" rating and set a $196.00 target price on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in a report on Friday, September 29th. (NASDAQ:MSBI) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 28 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Robert W. Baird reinitiated the shares of PXD in report on Tuesday, December 19 with "Outperform" rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, August 14 report. The rating was downgraded by Wedbush to "Neutral" on Friday, May 6. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Sunday, August 13.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $941,910 activity. 2017, Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) delivered a 39.77% surprise with its net revenue. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) is Outperform. GWM Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources in the second quarter worth about $100,000.

When it comes to quarterly financial results, publicly-traded companies usually post earnings and revenue figures that fall somewhat above or below the average Wall Street estimate. PXD's profit will be $112.31M for 67.69 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its holdings in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources by 10.8% in the second quarter.

Short interest, or the percentage of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted, is another metric investors use to get a pulse on sentiment.EQT has a short ratio of 1.43 compared to a short interest of 2.97 for PXD. Its up 0.02, from 1.01 in 2017Q2.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of PXD. Cadence Capital Management LLC raised its position in Pioneer Natural Resources by 0.5% during the second quarter. Comparatively, PXD posted earnings of $0.62 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. Blair William Il reported 136,580 shares.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) delivered a 57.64% earnings surprise. Parkside Comml Bank Trust invested in 0.01% or 173 shares. New York-based Etrade Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.05% in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Company has invested 0% in PGT Innovations, Inc. Verition Fund Management Limited Liability reported 6,928 shares. Laurel Grove Limited Liability Corp has 20,050 shares for 0.64% of their portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board accumulated 187,713 shares. Finally, Sun Life Financial INC boosted its holdings in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources by 7,229.4% in the second quarter. For the past month, shares are 16.07%. Umb Retail Bank N A Mo stated it has 9,295 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt invested in 3,217 shares.

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