Wall Street analysts expect that Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE:SN) will report earnings per share of $0.11 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have provided estimates for Sanchez Energy’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.32 and the lowest is $0.02. Sanchez Energy posted earnings of $0.13 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 15.4%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Sanchez Energy will report full-year earnings of ($0.78) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.00) to ($0.54). For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $0.57 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.00 to $1.22. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Sanchez Energy.

A number of analysts have issued reports on SN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Sanchez Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Sanchez Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Northland Securities set a $6.00 price target on Sanchez Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price target on Sanchez Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Sanchez Energy in a report on Sunday, October 22nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.46.

Sanchez Energy (NYSE SN) traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $5.34. The company had a trading volume of 1,629,909 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,565,822. The stock has a market capitalization of $463.55, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.07 and a beta of 1.72. Sanchez Energy has a 52-week low of $3.58 and a 52-week high of $14.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.72, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 0.88.

In related news, VP Howard J. Sr Thill, Sr. sold 16,499 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.27, for a total value of $70,450.73. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 14.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Sanchez Energy during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,904,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Sanchez Energy by 180.1% during the 3rd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 21,841 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $105,000 after acquiring an additional 14,044 shares in the last quarter. Kalos Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Sanchez Energy during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $138,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP purchased a new stake in shares of Sanchez Energy during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,305,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Sanchez Energy by 4.7% during the 3rd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 315,703 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $1,522,000 after acquiring an additional 14,236 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 59.05% of the company’s stock.

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Sanchez Energy Company Profile

Sanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of the United States onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The Company primarily focuses on the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The Company also holds an undeveloped acreage position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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