QEP Resources' (NYSE:QEP) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Piper Jaffray Companies

The stock's average target of $23 is 123.95% above today's ($10.27) share price. The pipeline company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.11.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Stock traders purchased 3,916 put options on the company. (NASDAQ:SFBC) has risen 31.40% since January 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.41% the S&P500. LLC grew its holdings in shares of QEP Resources by 98.5% in the third quarter. The company had a trading volume of 4,242,482 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,082,327. The company had revenue of $390.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $393.87 million. The firm has a market cap of $2,522.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of -171.14 and a beta of 1.73. About 1.13 million shares traded. QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) has declined 34.57% since January 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.27% the S&P500. Frontier Capital Management Co. It also reduced its holding in Range Res Corp (NYSE:RRC) by 161,434 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 560,411 shares, and cut its stake in Transdigm Group Inc (NYSE:TDG).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. The hedge fund held 188,260 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.24M, down from 236,160 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

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QEP Resources, Inc is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.21) earnings per share. FBR Capital upgraded QEP Resources, Inc. J Goldman Com LP stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in QEP Resources, Inc. Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Liability holds 0.01% or 938,068 shares. Advantus Cap holds 0.01% or 30,362 shares. 219.29 million shares or 0.85% less from 221.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Talara Mngmt Llc invested in 2.50 million shares or 11.13% of the stock. Valueworks Ltd invested in 0.17% or 28,036 shares. Hightower Advsrs Lc has invested 0.02% in QEP Resources, Inc. Blackrock holds 0% in Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc. Whittier Trust reported 2,000 shares stake. Therefore 63% are positive. QEP Resources has a 1 year low of $7.02 and a 1 year high of $18.91. The stock of QEP Resources, Inc. As per Monday, August 10, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 14 by BMO Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:FGEN) earned "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, January 21. As per Wednesday, October 4, the company rating was initiated by Mizuho. (NASDAQ:SFBC) for 1,100 shares. About 4.29M shares traded. Currently, 7.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. Wells Fargo & Mn stated it has 460,638 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 242,664 are owned by Blair William & Il. Deutsche National Bank Ag holds 0% or 144,015 shares. (NYSE:QEP) for 46,725 shares. Bokf Na holds 35,891 shares. 13,917 are owned by Us Savings Bank De. Stevens Mgmt Ltd Partnership, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 22,483 shares. Daiwa Securities Grp Incorporated Incorporated invested in 0% or 4,227 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Limited accumulated 38,247 shares. Assetmark reported 0% of its portfolio in Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP). 14,900 were accumulated by Bluefin Trading Limited Liability Corp. Virginia-based Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in ResMed Inc. Citigroup accumulated 0% or 947 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 479,497 shares. State Street Corp grew its holdings in shares of QEP Resources by 16.1% in the second quarter. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. (NYSE:QEP). Raymond James Finance Svcs Advisors reported 100,361 shares. On Tuesday, August 8 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Monday, September 19 to "Neutral". The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, August 25 with "Buy". They issued an "underperform" rating and a $9.00 target price on the stock. (NYSE:QEP). Caymus Capital LP stated it has 6.65% of its portfolio in QEP Resources, Inc. The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $13.00. The rating was upgraded by Needham to "Hold" on Tuesday, January 23.

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