Hot Stock for Investors: WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX)

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WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) Belonging to the Oils-Energy sector which declined -0.98% and closed its last trading session at $13.19.

The company reported its last EPS on 6/30/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 11/3/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $14.33.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1.89. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 1.89 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.84 and 1.95 respectively.

WPX Energy, Inc. on 6/30/2016 reported its EPS as $-0.28 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.22. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.06. This shows a surprise factor of -27.3%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on WPX Energy, Inc. Earnings, with 23 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $-0.18. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $-0.12 and $-0.24 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $-0.17.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for WPX Energy, Inc. as $270.13 Million in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 16 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 359.6 Million, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 232 Million. The company’s last year sales total was 537 Million.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for WPX Energy, Inc. is -5.9%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 41.7%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 0% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is -29.52%.

The Company got Upgrade by Robert W. Baird on 21-Jul-16 from Neutral to Outperform.

Insider Trades for WPX Energy, Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 12 Jun 2016 where Faulkner (Stephen L Jr), the Officer completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 5000 shares were traded at a price of $9.88.

Over the period of 6 months, Insider Purchases show a total of 15 transaction in which 259631 shares were traded.

24 analysts projected Price Targets for WPX Energy, Inc. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $20. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $8 and the Mean Price Target is $14.33.

WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) has the market capitalization of $4.59 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $13.92 on Sep 8, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $2.53 on Jan 20, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of -22.6 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at -54.5% and Return on Investment (ROI) of -22.7 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of 129.79 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 2.08 and ATR value of 0.67. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 6.99% and 5.16%.

Company profile:

WPX Energy, Inc. is a natural gas and oil company focused on the exploitation and development of unconventional properties. The Company has oil and gas properties particularly in the Piceance Basin, Bakken Shale and Marcellus Shale. WPX Energy, Inc. is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.