Long term Growth Analysis of Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX)

Shares of Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE NFX) opened at 30.37 on Tuesday. The average volume of a stock suggests the liquidity of a particular company. Fifth Third Bancorp's holdings in Newfield Exploration Company were worth $851,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Conatus Capital Management Lp owns 1.71 million shares or 5.1% of their U.S. portfolio. LLC boosted its stake in shares of Newfield Exploration Company by 30.5% in the first quarter.

The volume of the particular stock is the shares bought and sold in a single trading day. (NYSE:NFX). State Of Wisconsin Investment Board holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Newfield Exploration Co. Closely-held shares are those owned by insiders, major shareholders and employees, while restricted stock refers to insider shares that can not be traded because of a temporary restriction such as the lock-up period after an initial public offering. Arosa Capital Management LP now owns 859,000 shares of the energy company's stock worth $31,706,000 after buying an additional 459,000 shares during the period. Cubic Asset Management LLC increased its position in Newfield Exploration Company by 0.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,788,511 shares of the energy company's stock worth $508,934,000 after buying an additional 13,312,785 shares during the last quarter. Jefferies raised its rating on Newfield Exploration Company to Buy on 17/01/2017 in a reversal from its prior Hold rating. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 263,817 shares of the company's stock, valued at $9,729,570.96.

Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) stock reached a 1-year peak price of $29.89. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 3.9 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 0. Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 97.1% over the last 5 years.

Stock is now moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -25.13%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -27.38% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Newfield Exploration Company has a one year low of $28.69 and a one year high of $50.00. (NFX) is its Earnings per Share or EPS. The mean EPS estimate is $2.35. Revenue for the quarter also did not kill consensus, coming in at $417M, compared to the consensus of 425.49M. Newfield Exploration Company had a negative net margin of 28.60% and a positive return on equity of 33.87%.

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A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Cowen and Company set a $50.00 target price on Newfield Exploration Company and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Citigroup initiated the shares of UNH in report on Friday, October 2 with "Buy" rating. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised their price target on shares of Newfield Exploration Company from $52.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 7th. Goldman raised its rating on Newfield Exploration Company to Buy on 30/05/2017 in a reversal from its prior Neutral rating. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Newfield Exploration Company in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and twenty-five have given a buy rating to the stock. Newfield Exploration Company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $48.96.

In other Newfield Exploration Company news, insider Lee K. Boothby sold 9,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 3rd. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 335,047 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,582,574.79. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. The stock witnessed -3.61% declines, 5.88% gains and -3.23% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively.

The company has been one of the biggest innovators in "Independent Oil & Gas" employing approximately 994 full time employees. The Company's operating divisions are the United States and China.

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