Analysts Conflicted on These Materials Names: Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX), Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) and Pioneer Natural (NYSE: PXD)

By Austin Angelo

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Materials sector with new ratings on Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX), Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) and Pioneer Natural (NYSE: PXD).

Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX)

In a report released today, Biraj Borkhataria from RBC Capital reiterated a Hold rating on Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX), with a price target of $130. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $119.23.

Borkhataria has an average return of 1.6% when recommending Chevron Corp.

According to TipRanks.com, Borkhataria is ranked #2973 out of 4771 analysts.

Chevron Corp has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $139.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS)

RBC Capital analyst Al Stanton reiterated a Hold rating on Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) today and set a price target of $7. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $6.47.

Stanton has an average return of 7.8% when recommending Kosmos Energy.

According to TipRanks.com, Stanton is ranked #276 out of 4771 analysts.

Kosmos Energy has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $8.50.

Pioneer Natural (NYSE: PXD)

In a report released today, Scott Hanold from RBC Capital reiterated a Buy rating on Pioneer Natural (NYSE: PXD), with a price target of $225. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $182.61, close to its 52-week high of $189.95.

According to TipRanks.com, Hanold is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.0% and a 47.3% success rate. Hanold covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Centennial Resource Development Inc, Jagged Peak Energy Inc, and Range Resources Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Pioneer Natural is Strong Buy and the average price target is $226.58, representing a 24.1% upside.

In a report issued on April 11, BMO Capital also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $260 price target.

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