The 5,000 Shares of Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (CWEI) Stock are sold by Robert C. Lyon

The 5,000 Shares of Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (CWEI) Stock are sold by Robert C. Lyon

Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) VP Robert C. Lyon sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.41, for a total transaction of $452,050.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 17,044 shares in the company, valued at $1,540,948.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) opened at 87.50 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $77.26 and a 200-day moving average of $40.35. Clayton Williams Energy Inc. has a one year low of $6.35 and a one year high of $91.63. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.06 billion.

Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE:CWEI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported ($2.82) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($2.40) by $0.42. Clayton Williams Energy had a negative net margin of 98.91% and a negative return on equity of 36.30%. The company earned $42.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.62 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($1.05) earnings per share. Clayton Williams Energy’s revenue for the quarter was down 42.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Clayton Williams Energy Inc. will post ($9.55) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CWEI. State Street Corp increased its stake in Clayton Williams Energy by 1.4% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 104,391 shares of the company’s stock worth $931,000 after buying an additional 1,413 shares during the last quarter. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. increased its stake in Clayton Williams Energy by 12.7% in the first quarter. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. now owns 433,858 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,870,000 after buying an additional 48,982 shares during the last quarter. Sippican Capital Advisors increased its stake in Clayton Williams Energy by 140.2% in the second quarter. Sippican Capital Advisors now owns 45,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,238,000 after buying an additional 26,323 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Clayton Williams Energy by 25.6% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 48,897 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,343,000 after buying an additional 9,978 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Emerald Acquisition Ltd. bought a new stake in Clayton Williams Energy during the second quarter worth about $451,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 57.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have issued reports on CWEI. Roth Capital upgraded shares of Clayton Williams Energy from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $49.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Clayton Williams Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 6th. Raymond James Financial Inc. upgraded shares of Clayton Williams Energy from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Northland Securities upgraded shares of Clayton Williams Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, Wunderlich reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $61.00 target price (up from $35.00) on shares of Clayton Williams Energy in a report on Monday, September 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Clayton Williams Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.67.

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