Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE) by 4.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 735,081 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,093 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp owned 1.10% of Jones Energy worth $1,176,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Jones Energy by 9.5% during 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 purchasing an additional 130,842 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Jones Energy by 30.7% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 494,884 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $1,261,000 after purchasing an additional 116,385 shares in the last quarter. Goodman Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Jones Energy by 12.6% during the second quarter. Goodman Financial Corp now owns 1,707,549 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $2,732,000 after purchasing an additional 191,622 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its stake in shares of Jones Energy by 11.1% during the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 41,601 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 4,170 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Jones Energy by 8.7% during the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 318,397 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $812,000 after purchasing an additional 25,597 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 59.41% of the company’s stock.

In other news, major shareholder Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 143,081 shares of Jones Energy stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.62, for a total transaction of $231,791.22. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 3,239,891 shares of company stock worth $4,172,754. Corporate insiders own 37.20% of the company’s stock.

JONE has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Jones Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Stephens cut Jones Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine upgraded Jones Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Barclays reduced their price objective on Jones Energy from $1.50 to $0.50 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.75.

Shares of Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE JONE) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $0.97. The stock had a trading volume of 1,078,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,154,606. Jones Energy, Inc. has a twelve month low of $0.85 and a twelve month high of $5.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a current ratio of 0.56.

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Jones Energy Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE)

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