Brokerage Firm Rating on CONSOL Energy (CNX)

CONSOL Energy (CNX) : Zacks Investment Research ranks CONSOL Energy (CNX) as 3, which is a Hold recommendation. 6 research analysts consider that the stocks fundamentals point to a bright future, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. Not everyone is convinced about the stocks future, hence, the stock receives 1 Sell recommendation. A total of 4 analysts believe that the stock has a limited upside, hence they advise a Hold. The average broker rating of 11 research analysts is 2, which indicates as a Buy.

CONSOL Energy (CNX) : The consensus price target for CONSOL Energy (CNX) is $20.5 for the short term with a standard deviation of $4.72. The most optimist securities analyst among the 10 who monitor the stock believes that the stock can reach $29, however, the pessimist price target for the company is $14.


For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. CONSOL Energy (NYSE:CNX): The stock opened at $18.00 on Thursday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $18.25 for the day. The stock traded down to $17.72 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $17.76 with a loss of -0.39% for the day. The stock had closed at $17.83 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 3,750,566 shares.

In a related news, Thorndike William N Jr, director of Consol Energy Inc, executed a transaction worth $844,000 on July 30, 2015. A total of 50,000 shares were purchased at an average price of $16.88. The Insider information was divulged by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing. The information is based on open market trades at the market prices.Option exercises are not covered.

CONSOL Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company. The Company operates through two divisions: oil and gas exploration and production (E&P), and coal mining. The E&P division is focused on natural gas and liquids activities, including production, gathering, processing and acquisition of natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia and Tennessee). The coal division is focused on the extraction and preparation of coal, in the Appalachian Basin. It holds two joint ventures, one with Noble Energy, Inc. in the Marcellus Shale and one with a subsidiary of Hess Corporation in the Utica Shale. Its gas operations include Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, Coalbed Methane and Other Gas properties. Its coal mining division includes Pennsylvania (PA) operations coal segment, Virginia (VA) operations coal segment and other coal segment. As of December 31, 2014, the Company has a total production of 645,792 million cubic feet per day (Mcfe per day).

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