Cimarex Energy Co (XEC) is Initiated by FBR & Co. to Outperform, Price Target at $160

Cimarex Energy Co (XEC) was Initiated by FBR & Co. to “Outperform” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $160. FBR & Co. advised their investors in a research report released on Sep 13, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Cimarex Energy Co. FBR Capital Initiated Cimarex Energy Co on Sep 13, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $160.Cimarex Energy Co was Initiated by Wells Fargo to “Outperform” on Aug 31, 2016. Williams Capital Group Initiated Cimarex Energy Co on Aug 29, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $143.

On the company’s financial health, Cimarex Energy Co reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.09 according to the earnings call on Aug 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.02. The company had revenue of $298.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $294.18 million. The company’s revenue was down -29.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.15 EPS.

Cimarex Energy Co opened for trading at $129.44 and hit $132.76 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $132.43, with a gain of 1.39% or 1.82 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 977,684 shares. Company has a market cap of $12,579 M.

Investors should note that on Aug 31, 2016, Cimarex Energy Co announced a cash dividend of $0.0800. The company’s management has announced Nov 11, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Nov 15, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Dec 1, 2016.

In a different news, on Sep 6, 2016, Francis Brian Barron (Sr VP-General Counsel) sold 500 shares at $135.54 per share price. According to the SEC, on Sep 2, 2016, Thomas E Jorden (CEO and President) sold 2,500 shares at $131.19 per share price. On Aug 25, 2016, Gary R Abbott (Vice President) sold 7,500 shares at $132.00 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Cimarex Energy Co. (Cimarex) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Its operations are located mainly in Oklahoma Texas and New Mexico. The Company’s exploration and production (E&P) activities take place primarily in two areas: the Permian Basin and the Mid-Continent region. The Permian region encompasses west Texas and southeast New Mexico. Cimarex’s Permian Basin efforts are located in the western half of the Permian Basin known as the Delaware Basin. In 2014 the Company focused on drilling horizontal wells that yielded oil and liquids-rich gas from the Wolfcamp shale the Bone Spring formation and the Avalon shale. The Permian region produced 399 Million cubic feet equivalent (MMcfe) per day in 2014.The Company’s Mid-Continent region consists of Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The Mid-Continent region produced around 451.2 MMcfe per day.

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