WPX Energy Inc (WPX) was Upgraded by Robert W. Baird to ” Outperform” according to the research note released today. The brokerage firm has raised the Price Target to $ 12 from a previous price target of $8 . Earlier the firm had a rating of “Neutral ” on the company shares. Robert W. Baird advised their investors in a research report released on Jul 21, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on WPX Energy Inc. WPX Energy Inc was Upgraded by Goldman to ” Buy” on Jul 6, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Imperial Capital on Jun 23, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 13 from a previous price target of $11 .Shares were Reiterated by Wunderlich on Jun 7, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 12 from a previous price target of $13 .
On the company’s financial health, WPX Energy Inc reported $-0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.04 based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 24, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.20. The company had revenue of $495.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $464.79 million. The company’s revenue was down -56.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.03 EPS.
WPX Energy Inc opened for trading at $9.7 and hit $10.11 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $9.93, with a gain of 0.91% or 0.09 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 54,74,962 shares. Company has a market cap of $2,747 M.
In a different news, on Jun 15, 2016, Stephen L Jr Faulkner (VP and Controller) sold 5,000 shares at $9.88 per share price. According to the SEC, on Jun 8, 2016, Richard E Muncrief (CEO) purchased 20,400 shares at $9.80 per share price. On Jun 8, 2016, William G Lowrie (director) purchased 10,000 shares at $9.80 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
WPX Energy Inc. is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties. Its areas of operations are the Piceance Basin in the Rocky Mountain region the Williston Basin in North Dakota and the San Juan Basin in the southwestern United States. It holds over 196149 net acres in the Piceance Basin which is located in northwestern Colorado. It operates around 177 wells in the Williston Basin and also owns interest in 19 wells that are operated by others. It holds 85483 net acres in the Williston Basin. It holds approximately 134000 net acres in the San Juan Basin. It operates approximately 945 wells in the San Juan Basin and also owns interest in 2319 wells that are operated by other operators in New Mexico and Colorado. It is also focused on the Delaware Basin which covers an area of 92000 net acres and includes the Wolfcamp Bone Spring Avalon and Delaware Sands intervals.