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Energen Corp Receives a Buy from Jefferies


In a report issued on July 9, Mark Lear from Jefferies reiterated a Buy rating on Energen Corp (NYSE: EGN), with a price target of $84. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $74.46, close to its 52-week high of $78.30.

According to TipRanks.com, Lear is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.6% and a 52.7% success rate. Lear covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Jagged Peak Energy Inc, Whiting Petroleum Corp, and Continental Resources.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Energen Corp with a $81 average price target.

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Energen Corp’s market cap is currently $7.25B and has a P/E ratio of 18.57. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 2.04.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 81 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of EGN in relation to earlier this year.

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Energen Corp. is an oil and gas exploration and production company. It engages in drilling and development of assets in the Permian Basin of west Texas. The company focuses on return-driven growth from the drilling and development of multiple horizontal shale formations in the Delaware and Midland basins using its Generation 3 frac design.