Continental Resources (CLR) was Upgraded by Raymond James to ” Strong Buy”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Outperform ” on the company shares. Raymond James advised their investors in a research report released on May 5, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Continental Resources. Company shares were Upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Apr 13, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 40 from a previous price target of $34 .Continental Resources was Downgraded by Stifel to ” Hold” on Apr 6, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Apr 1, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 38 from a previous price target of $32 .
On the company’s financial health, Continental Resources reported $-0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.04 based on the information available during the earnings call on May 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.37. The company had revenue of $453.17 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $442.74 million. The company’s revenue was down -27.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.09 EPS.
Continental Resources closed down -1.08 points or -3.01% at $34.85 with 67,78,671 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $36.07, the shares hit an intraday low of $34.43 and an intraday high of $37.16 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.
In a different news, on Nov 10, 2015, John D Hart (Sr. VP & CFO) sold 5,000 shares at $36.10 per share price. According to the SEC, on Oct 8, 2015, Steven K Owen (SVP, Land) purchased 25 shares at $28.22 per share price. On Sep 18, 2015, Harold Hamm (CEO & Chairman) sold 0 shares at $0.00 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Continental Resources Inc. is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company owns properties in the North South and East regions of the United States. The North region consists of properties north of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River and includes North Dakota Bakken Montana Bakken and the Red River units. The Bakken field of North Dakota and Montana is a crude oil resource play. The South region includes Kansas and all properties south of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River including various plays in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) Northwest Cana and Arkoma areas of Oklahoma. The East region comprises undeveloped leasehold acreage east of the Mississippi River.