Morgan Stanley Keeps Their Sell Rating on Apache (APA)

Morgan Stanley analyst Devin McDermott maintained a Sell rating on Apache (APAResearch Report) today and set a price target of $15.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $23.31, close to its 52-week low of $19.44.

According to TipRanks.com, McDermott is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 3.3% and a 42.0% success rate. McDermott covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Cheniere Energy Partners LP, Occidental Petroleum, and Cheniere Energy Inc.

Apache has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $27.70.

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The company has a one-year high of $50.03 and a one-year low of $19.44. Currently, Apache has an average volume of 5.59M.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 72 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 APA in relation to earlier this year.

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Apache Corp. operates as an energy company, which engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It operates through the following business segments: the United States, Egypt, and North Sea.