Choosing Between Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) and Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR)?

Marco Green
January 13, 2018

Shell Asset Management Co bought 2,354 shares as the company's stock declined 8.01% while stock markets rallied. The stock decreased 2.04% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $16.8. About 283,378 shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.05% the S&P500.

Telemark Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) by 70% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 617 shares of the oil and gas development company's stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 35 shares during the last quarter. The institutional investor held 46,866 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.92M, down from 50,297 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cue Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Idexx Labs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.79B market cap company. Looking back further, Pioneer Natural Resources Company stock has been 14.64% over the last six months, and 6.55% since the start of the calendar year. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 22,964 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,963,586.40. CompañÃa de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (NYSE:BVN) has risen 23.87% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. During the same quarter previous year, the company earned $0.13 EPS. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.18 Per Share" published on August 01, 2016 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Midland States Bancorp's (MSBI) CEO Leon Holschbach on Q3 2017 Results ..." with publication date: "October 27, 2017. It is positive, as 77 investors sold T shares while 609 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 209 raised stakes. Comparatively, PXD posted earnings of $0.62 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. Spo Advisory owns 10.68% invested in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) for 3.64 million shares. Vantage Invest Advsrs holds 0% or 8 shares in its portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 15,767 shares. Bancshares Of Hawaii holds 0.05% in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) or 3,915 shares. Strategy Asset Managers Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.5% of its portfolio in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Proshare Advsr Ltd Llc reported 0.05% in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD).

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) scores higher than Continental Resources, Inc. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd now owns 1,100 shares of the oil and gas development company's stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. Pioneer Natural Resources had a negative return on equity of 0.87% and a negative net margin of 1.46%. Northern Tru Corp reported 2.04 million shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Company has invested 0% in PGT Innovations, Inc. During the same quarter previous year, the business earned $0.13 earnings per share. The average volume for Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:EVHC) has been 4.39 million shares per day over the past 30 days.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $941,910 activity. The insider BERG MARK STEPHEN sold $315,700. 200 shares were sold by Grillot Larry R., worth $31,870. $320,000 worth of stock was sold by Hopkins Frank E on Monday, December 18. Shares for $114,835 were sold by Fairbrook Teresa A. Century Cos owns 2.29 million shares or 0.34% of their USA portfolio. Joel Isaacson Co Lc holds 0.08% or 11,755 shares in its portfolio. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and twenty-five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company was initiated on Wednesday, August 17 by Bernstein. As per Tuesday, February 9, the company rating was initiated by Mitsubishi UFJ. Finally, Wunderlich upped their price target on shares of Pioneer Natural Resources Company from $182.00 to $207.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, October 10th. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $12 target. As per Wednesday, December 9, the company rating was initiated by JP Morgan. Dougherty & Company downgraded the shares of PGTI in report on Monday, October 26 to "Neutral" rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Buy" rating and $21000 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. Zacks Investment Research raised Pioneer Natural Resources from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $192.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. DA Davidson has "Buy" rating and $28 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) rating on Thursday, April 13. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of PXD in report on Monday, November 20 with "Overweight" rating. This is based on a 1 to 5 formula where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on PXD. The company was downgraded on Friday, March 31 by Seaport Global. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, August 21 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 21 by Mizuho. About 12.26 million shares traded or 141.83% up from the average. It is positive, as 72 investors sold AIG shares while 293 reduced holdings.

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