The shares of Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) has been pegged with a rating of Neutral by Mizuho in its latest research note that was published on March 19th, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $157 price target. Mizuho wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Pioneer Natural Resources Company, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. TD Securities advised investors in its research note published on February 15th, 2019, to Hold the PXD stock. The stock had earned Overweight rating from KeyBanc Capital Mkts when it published its report on December 20th, 2018. The stock was given Buy rating by Williams Capital Group in its report released on December 12th, 2018. Wells Fargo was of a view that PXD is Outperform in its latest report on December 11th, 2018. Seaport Global Securities thinks that PXD is worth Buy rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on December 10th, 2018 in which the stock’s price target was also moved to $215.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 4 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 15 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $196.40. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 41.35% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 73.76.

The shares of the company added by 11.53% during the trading session on Friday, reaching a low of $162.18 while ending the day at $168.32. During the trading session, a total of 5.58 million shares were traded which represents a -211.47% decline from the average session volume which is 1.79M shares. PXD had ended its last session trading at 150.92. Pioneer Natural Resources Company currently has a market cap of $28.78B, while its P/E ratio stands at 29.58, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 3.07, with a beta of 1.00. Pioneer Natural Resources Company debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.19, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.30. PXD 52-week low price stands at $119.08 while its 52-week high price is $213.40.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded $1.18 earnings per share which is below the $1.50 predicted by most analysts. The Pioneer Natural Resources Company generated $1,122.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $1,229.31 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $2.07 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by -75.42%. Pioneer Natural Resources Company has the potential to record 5.69 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Morgan Stanley published a research note on January 22nd, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) is now rated as Underweight. TD Securities also rated MO as Downgrade on February 15th, 2019, with its price target of $18 suggesting that MO could surge by 2.82% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $55.98/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 1.04% to reach $58.20/share. It started the day trading at $56.60 and traded between $55.73 and $56.56 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that MO’s 50-day SMA is 53.51 while its 200-day SMA stands at 56.17. The stock has a high of $66.04 for the year while the low is $42.40. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 14.96, while the P/B ratio is 7.17. At the moment, only of Altria Group, Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 12.09M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 1.59 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 3.27%. Looking further, the stock has raised 15.66% over the past 90 days while it lost -10.09% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more MO shares, increasing its portfolio by +3.04% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 4,235,727 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 143,343,394 shares of MO, with a total valuation of $8,232,211,117. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more MO shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $5,525,113,279 worth of shares. SSgA Funds Management Inc followed the path by increasing its MO portfolio by +2.66% in the quarter. This means that SSgA Funds Management Inc bought 1,802,055 shares in the last quarter and now controls 69,440,106 shares of the MO stock, with the valuation hitting $3,987,945,288.

Similarly, Fidelity Management Research Co increased its Altria Group, Inc. shares by +11.80% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 4,015,515 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 38,037,315 shares of Altria Group, Inc. which are valued at $2,184,483,000. In the same vein, Capital Research Management Co decreased its Altria Group, Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -391,409 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 31,600,715 shares and is now valued at $1,814,829,062. Following these latest developments, around 0.10% of Altria Group, Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.