Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) : Traders are bullish on Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) as it has outperformed the S&P 500 by a wide margin of 11.5% in the past 4 weeks. The bullishness in the stock continues even in the near-term as the stock has returned an impressive 4.96%, relative to the S&P 500. The stock has continued its bullish performance both in the near-term and the medium-term, as the stock is up 5.02% in the last 1 week, and is up 12.65% in the past 4 weeks. Buying continues as the stock moves higher, suggesting a strong appetite for the stock.
The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 10.48% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 11.95%. Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD): stock turned positive on Friday. Though the stock opened at $175.01, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $176.65 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $173.36 and closed the trading day at $176.52, in the green by 1.33%. The total traded volume for the day was 1,111,044. The stock had closed at $174.2 in the previous days trading.
The company Insiders own 0.92% of Pioneer Natural Resources Company shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -6.81% . Institutional Investors own 93.8% of Pioneer Natural Resources Company shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -7.12%. Also, Equity analysts at the Brokerage firm Societe Generale downgrades its rating on Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). The rating major has initiated the coverage with sell rating on the shares. Earlier, the shares were rated a Hold by the brokerage firm. The rating by the firm was issued on August 4, 2016.
Pioneer Natural Resources Company (Pioneer) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States. The Company focuses on production of oil, natural gas liquid (NGLs) and gas through development drilling, production enhancement activities and acquisitions of producing properties. The Companys properties include Spraberry/Wolfcamp oil field located in West Texas; the liquid-rich Eagle Ford Shale field located in South Texas; Raton gas field located in southern Colorado; the West Panhandle gas and liquids field located in the Texas Panhandle, and the Edwards gas field located in South Texas. The Companys operations include well stimulation and hydraulic fracturing. The Companys proved reserves include approximately 89 million Bbls (MMBbl) of oil, 42 MMBbls of NGLs and 317 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of gas. The Company owns interests in six gas processing plants and eight treating facilities.