Teachers Advisors LLC raised its stake in Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) by 28.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 120,207 shares of the energy producer’s stock after buying an additional 26,812 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned about 0.20% of Sanchez Energy Corporation worth $1,147,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL acquired a new position in shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation during the first quarter valued at $105,000. ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation during the first quarter valued at $120,000. 361 Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation during the first quarter valued at $129,000. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its position in shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation by 5.3% in the first quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 18,000 shares of the energy producer’s stock valued at $172,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. Finally, Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation during the first quarter worth approximately $231,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.44% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) traded up 5.94% during trading on Thursday, hitting $4.28. The stock had a trading volume of 780,313 shares. The stock’s market cap is $328.04 million. Sanchez Energy Corporation has a 12-month low of $4.05 and a 12-month high of $14.39. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $5.42 and its 200-day moving average is $7.81.

Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The energy producer reported ($0.30) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.18. The company had revenue of $175.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.97 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($3.20) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 58.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Sanchez Energy Corporation will post ($0.81) EPS for the current year.

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A number of brokerages have commented on SN. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $13.00 price target on Sanchez Energy Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised Sanchez Energy Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub cut Sanchez Energy Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 price target on shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities cut Sanchez Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $15.00 to $5.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.63.

In other Sanchez Energy Corporation news, Director Thomas Brian Carney sold 10,204 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.19, for a total value of $63,162.76. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 68,423 shares in the company, valued at approximately $423,538.37. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Kirsten A. Hink sold 38,634 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.02, for a total transaction of $193,942.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 178,390 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $895,517.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 84,926 shares of company stock valued at $438,989. Insiders own 14.70% of the company’s stock.

About Sanchez Energy Corporation

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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