Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio maintained its position in Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 117,798 shares of the energy producer’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio owned 0.15% of Sanchez Energy Corporation worth $846,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Nomura Holdings Inc. bought a new position in shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation in the second quarter valued at approximately $359,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Sanchez Energy Corporation by 0.5% during the second quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 50,374 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $362,000 after acquiring an additional 231 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in Sanchez Energy Corporation by 23.9% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 56,593 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $406,000 after acquiring an additional 10,910 shares during the period. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in Sanchez Energy Corporation by 50.0% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 7,343,314 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $52,727,000 after acquiring an additional 2,446,795 shares during the period. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in Sanchez Energy Corporation by 92.9% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 919,011 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $6,598,000 after acquiring an additional 442,499 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 69.81% of the company’s stock.

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A number of brokerages recently commented on SN. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 price target on shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation in a report on Friday, October 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation in a report on Sunday, October 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Sanchez Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, October 21st. BidaskClub lowered Sanchez Energy Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities upgraded Sanchez Energy Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $4.50 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.44.

In other news, VP Howard J. Sr Thill, Sr. sold 16,499 shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.27, for a total value of $70,450.73. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Patricio D. Sanchez purchased 320,000 shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The stock was bought at an average price of $4.55 per share, with a total value of $1,456,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 473,485 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,154,356.75. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 742,000 shares of company stock valued at $3,379,220 over the last three months. Company insiders own 14.70% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) opened at $4.97 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.72. Sanchez Energy Corporation has a 52-week low of $3.58 and a 52-week high of $14.39.

Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The energy producer reported ($0.30) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by ($0.18). The business had revenue of $175.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.97 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($3.20) earnings per share. Sanchez Energy Corporation’s revenue was up 58.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Sanchez Energy Corporation will post -1.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Sanchez Energy Corporation 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN)

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