Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD) Shares Rise Despite Market Challenges

The stock price of Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD) has surged by 0.10 when compared to previous closing price of 269.45, but the company has seen a 5.01% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-04-03 that In the latest trading session, Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) closed at $269.73, marking a +0.1% move from the previous day.

Is It Worth Investing in Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD) Right Now?

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 13.33x. The stock has a 36-month beta value of 1.31. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 24 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 11 as “overweight,” 5 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The public float for PXD is 231.99M, and at present, short sellers hold a 2.73% of that float. On April 04, 2024, the average trading volume of PXD was 2.08M shares.

PXD’s Market Performance

PXD’s stock has seen a 5.01% increase for the week, with a 14.93% rise in the past month and a 17.79% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.46%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.38% for Pioneer Natural Resources Co. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 7.06% for PXD’s stock, with a 18.04% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PXD

Bernstein, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PXD reach a price target of $246, previously predicting the price at $273. The rating they have provided for PXD stocks is “Mkt Perform” according to the report published on October 17th, 2023.

PXD Trading at 13.38% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PXD to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -0.06% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.38%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.46%, as shares surge +13.69% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +24.59% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PXD rose by +5.01%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +32.68% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $253.56. In addition, Pioneer Natural Resources Co. saw 20.62% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PXD starting from GOBE PHILLIP A, who sale 2,000 shares at the price of $261.12 back on Mar 28 ’24. After this action, GOBE PHILLIP A now owns 11,132 shares of Pioneer Natural Resources Co., valued at $522,242 using the latest closing price.

Washburn Christopher L, the VP & CAO of Pioneer Natural Resources Co., sale 1,416 shares at $260.95 during a trade that took place back on Mar 28 ’24, which means that Washburn Christopher L is holding 4,990 shares at $369,512 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PXD

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.14 for the present operating margin
  • 0.37 for the gross margin

The net margin for Pioneer Natural Resources Co. stands at 0.25. The total capital return value is set at 0.08. Equity return is now at value 21.36, with 13.27 for asset returns.

Based on Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD), the company’s capital structure generated 0.18 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 1.61. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.23. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 14.86.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 9.36 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 0.53. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.51. The receivables turnover for the company is 12.18for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.53. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.88.

Conclusion

To sum up, Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD) has seen a better performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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