Country Club Trust Company n.a. raised its holdings in shares of Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE) by 104.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 440,000 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 225,000 shares during the quarter. Country Club Trust Company n.a.’s holdings in Jones Energy were worth $484,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in JONE. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Jones Energy by 0.6% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 222,567 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $357,000 after buying an additional 1,328 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Jones Energy by 2.7% in the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 154,222 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $247,000 after buying an additional 3,983 shares in the last quarter. Menta Capital LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Jones Energy by 20.3% in the second quarter. Menta Capital LLC now owns 348,925 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $558,000 after buying an additional 58,800 shares in the last quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Jones Energy by 9.5% in the second quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. now owns 1,502,361 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $2,404,000 after buying an additional 130,842 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Jones Energy by 4.6% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 735,081 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $1,176,000 after buying an additional 32,093 shares in the last quarter. 59.30% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE) opened at $1.22 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a current ratio of 0.56. Jones Energy Inc has a 52-week low of $0.73 and a 52-week high of $5.15.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on JONE shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Jones Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Jones Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $1.75 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Barclays lowered their price target on shares of Jones Energy from $1.50 to $0.50 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Jones Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Stephens downgraded shares of Jones Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $1.88.

In related news, major shareholder Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 54,723 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.27, for a total value of $69,498.21. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 2,391,331 shares of company stock worth $2,842,725. 37.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Jones Energy

Jones Energy, Inc is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s assets are located within the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. It owns leasehold interests in oil and natural gas producing properties, as well as in undeveloped acreage, located in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins in Texas and Oklahoma.

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