Teachers Advisors LLC lessened its position in shares of Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE) by 13.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 99,908 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 16,143 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned about 0.15% of Jones Energy worth $160,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of America Corp DE lifted its holdings in Jones Energy by 382.6% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 41,062 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 32,554 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in Jones Energy by 11.1% during the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 41,601 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 4,170 shares during the last quarter. Parkwood LLC lifted its holdings in Jones Energy by 15.3% during the 2nd quarter. Parkwood LLC now owns 172,800 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $276,000 after buying an additional 22,950 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Jones Energy by 0.6% during the 2nd 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 during the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in Jones Energy by 4.1% during the 1st quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 150,239 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $383,000 after buying an additional 5,947 shares during the last quarter. 54.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have commented on JONE shares. ValuEngine raised Jones Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Jones Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Stephens downgraded Jones Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Barclays PLC reduced their target price on Jones Energy from $1.50 to $0.50 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Jones Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.75.

In other news, major shareholder Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 157,808 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.66, for a total transaction of $261,961.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders have sold a total of 2,655,624 shares of company stock worth $3,559,425 over the last quarter. Insiders own 37.20% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE) opened at $1.04 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07. Jones Energy, Inc. has a 1 year low of $0.85 and a 1 year high of $5.34.

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.

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

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