Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Price Target Raised 80% at FBR

May 6, 2013 7:59 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Analysts at FBR Capital dramatically raised their price target on Outperform-rated Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) Monday from $125 to $225 saying the company's Norther acerage needs to be revalued higher.

Analyst Rehan Rashid said, "We believe that planned drilling activity in the next 12-18 months could significantly de-risk a substantial portion of Pioneer's Midland Basin acreage. The de-risking should materially improve understanding of geological prospectivity as well as firmly establish a dramatically improved cost structure."

He continued, "We believe that successful de-risking should bring with it a significant step change in valuation. Our analysis of Permian geology leads us to the conclusion that risk/reward is significantly skewed toward a favorable outcome."

The firm is raising their 3P NAV to $455 per share from $193 per share, with the new price target based on about 50% of 3P NAV.

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Shares of Pioneer Natural Resources closed at $129.64 yesterday.


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