Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE:SN) CAO Kirsten A. Hink sold 9,949 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.22, for a total value of $51,933.78. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 157,261 shares in the company, valued at approximately $820,902.42. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Sanchez Energy Corp (SN) opened at $5.84 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $491.31, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.86 and a beta of 1.72. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.72. Sanchez Energy Corp has a fifty-two week low of $3.58 and a fifty-two week high of $14.39.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Sanchez Energy by 180.1% during the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 21,841 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $105,000 after purchasing an additional 14,044 shares during the last quarter. Kalos Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Sanchez Energy during the third quarter worth $138,000. Capital Fund Management S.A. acquired a new stake in shares of Sanchez Energy during the second quarter worth $174,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Sanchez Energy by 6.9% during the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 25,400 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $182,000 after purchasing an additional 1,650 shares during the last quarter. Finally, HAP Trading LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Sanchez Energy during the second quarter worth $211,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 59.05% of the company’s stock.

SN has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sanchez Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Northland Securities set a $6.00 target price on Sanchez Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 target price on Sanchez Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Sanchez Energy in a report on Sunday, October 22nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 target price on shares of Sanchez Energy in a report on Friday, October 20th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.62.

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Sanchez Energy Company Profile

Sanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of the United States onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The Company primarily focuses on the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The Company also holds an undeveloped acreage position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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