Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, February 14th. Analysts expect Cimarex Energy to post earnings of $1.22 per share for the quarter.

Cimarex Energy (NYSE XEC) opened at $100.90 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $9,610.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.23 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a current ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. Cimarex Energy has a 1 year low of $89.49 and a 1 year high of $136.31.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.32%. Cimarex Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 8.00%.

In related news, VP Krista L. Johnson sold 5,341 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $116.46, for a total value of $622,012.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 42,938 shares in the company, valued at $5,000,559.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Lisa A. Stewart bought 248 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $112.06 per share, with a total value of $27,790.88. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 22,820 shares of company stock valued at $2,622,880 over the last quarter. 1.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of research firms have recently commented on XEC. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $138.00 price target on shares of Cimarex Energy in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. KLR Group lowered shares of Cimarex Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $138.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Credit Suisse Group set a $152.00 price target on shares of Cimarex Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating on shares of Cimarex Energy in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares lowered shares of Cimarex Energy from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $141.38.

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Cimarex Energy Company Profile

Cimarex Energy Co is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company operates in exploration and production (E&P) segment. Its operations are located in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. Its E&P activities take place primarily in two areas: the Permian Basin and the Mid-Continent region.

Earnings History for Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC)

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