Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.19

News headlines about Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Natural Resources earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas development company an impact score of 46.0760844856996 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) opened at 136.93 on Friday. Pioneer Natural Resources has a 1-year low of $125.46 and a 1-year high of $199.83. The firm has a market capitalization of $23.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 138.17 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $134.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $163.19.

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The oil and gas development company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $1.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.06 billion. Pioneer Natural Resources had a return on equity of 1.79% and a net margin of 3.10%. Pioneer Natural Resources’s revenue was up 107.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.22) earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Pioneer Natural Resources will post $1.12 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a $0.04 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.12%. Pioneer Natural Resources’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 8.16%.

PXD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Williams Capital set a $184.00 target price on Pioneer Natural Resources and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Wells Fargo & Company lowered Pioneer Natural Resources from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $190.00 to $160.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Pioneer Natural Resources from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC set a $136.00 target price on Pioneer Natural Resources and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Pioneer Natural Resources from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $204.40.

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In other Pioneer Natural Resources news, Director Andrew F. Cates bought 350 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 11th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $135.37 per share, with a total value of $47,379.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 14,556 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,970,445.72. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director J Kenneth Thompson bought 750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $133.40 per share, with a total value of $100,050.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 10,865 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,449,391. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders bought 1,200 shares of company stock valued at $161,102. 0.89% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company Profile

Pioneer Natural Resources Company is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company explores for, develops and produces oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and gas within the United States, with operations primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, the Raton field in southeast Colorado and the West Panhandle field in the Texas Panhandle.

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