SM Energy Co (SM) is Downgraded by Guggenheim to Neutral

SM Energy Co (SM) was Downgraded by Guggenheim to ” Neutral”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Guggenheim advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 21, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on SM Energy Co. SM Energy Co was Downgraded by KLR Group to ” Accumulate” on Apr 18, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Topeka Capital Markets on Apr 14, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 32 from a previous price target of $15 .SM Energy Co was Initiated by Nomura to “Neutral” on Apr 13, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, SM Energy Co reported $-0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.06 based on the information available during the earnings call on Oct 27, 2015. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.28. The company had revenue of $371.15 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $440.53 million. The company’s revenue was down -40.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.44 EPS.

SM Energy Co closed down -0.13 points or -0.51% at $25.35 with 46,42,157 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $23.52, the shares hit an intraday low of $22.79 and an intraday high of $26.33 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

In a different news, on Mar 1, 2016, Herbert S Vogel (EVP – Operations) purchased 6,000 shares at $8.64 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 1, 2016, Javan D Ottoson (CEO) purchased 2,500 shares at $9.00 per share price. On Dec 9, 2015, David W Copeland (EVP, GC & Corp. Sec.) purchased 10,000 shares at $23.04 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

SM Energy Company is an independent energy company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition exploration development and production of crude oil and condensate natural gas and natural gas liquids in onshore North America. Its operations are carried in four onshore operating areas in the United States: South Texas & Gulf Coast Region which is managed from its office in Houston Texas and has both operated and non-operated Eagle Ford shale programs; Rocky Mountain Region which the Company operates from its office in Billings Montana and focuses on the development and growth through acquisition of assets targeting the Bakken/Three Forks formations; Permian Region which is managed from the Company’s office in Midland Texas and covers western Texas and southeastern New Mexico and Mid-Continent Region which is managed from the Company’s office in Tulsa Oklahoma and the Mid-Continent Region consists of its Haynesville and Woodford Shale assets.

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