What Are Analysts Saying about Sanchez Energy Stock?
Analysts’ targets for Sanchez Energy
Almost 50% of analysts have rated Sanchez Energy (SN) as a “buy” or a “strong buy.” A majority of the remaining analysts covering the stock rated SN as a “hold.” The average broker target price of ~$7.00 for Sanchez implies a potential return of ~41.1% over the next 12 months. The highest and lowest broker target prices provided for SN stock stand at $14 and $4, respectively.
Analysts’ recent upgrades and downgrades
Following the news of its Comanche acquisition from Anadarko Petroleum (APC) in January 2017, SN stock was upgraded by three investment firms.
KLR Group upgraded SN stock from “hold” to “buy” on January 13, 2017. Seaport Global Securities upgraded SN from “neutral” to “buy” on January 24, 2017. Finally, Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock from “neutral” to “buy” on February 2, 2017. Recently Seaport Global Securities downgraded SN stock from “buy” to “sell” on June 21, 2017.
In the next part of our series, we’ll explore how Sanchez Energy’s implied volatility has evolved.