SunTrust Banks Comments on Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc’s FY2019 Earnings (CRZO)

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks reduced their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a report issued on Tuesday, November 27th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now forecasts that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $4.24 for the year, down from their prior forecast of $4.63. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $35.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Carrizo Oil & Gas’ FY2020 earnings at $4.64 EPS.

Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) last released its earnings results on Monday, November 5th. The oil and gas producer reported $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.15. Carrizo Oil & Gas had a net margin of 12.23% and a return on equity of 56.06%. The company had revenue of $303.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $265.34 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.33 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 67.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Williams Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 target price on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Oppenheimer assumed coverage on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a research report on Wednesday, October 3rd. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas from $36.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.59.

Carrizo Oil & Gas stock opened at $17.11 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a current ratio of 0.27. Carrizo Oil & Gas has a 1 year low of $13.49 and a 1 year high of $31.57. The stock has a market cap of $1.62 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.97 and a beta of 2.28.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas by 91.0% during the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 5,625 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $156,000 after purchasing an additional 2,680 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning bought a new stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $222,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas by 144.7% during the 3rd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 9,128 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $230,000 after purchasing an additional 5,397 shares in the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc bought a new stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $278,000. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. bought a new stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $301,000. 96.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, insider S P. Iv Johnson sold 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.32, for a total transaction of $178,560.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 163,076 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,639,856.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO John Bradley Fisher sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.01, for a total value of $187,575.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 157,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,937,474.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 31,500 shares of company stock worth $697,495 over the last quarter. 5.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Carrizo Oil & Gas Company Profile

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and gas from resource plays primarily in the United States. The company holds interests in oil and gas plays, including Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; and the Delaware Basin in West Texas.

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