Tuesday, September 21, 2010

FBR Capital Adds Pioneer (NYSE:PXD) to 'Top Pick' List; Drop Devon (NYSE:DVN)

FBR Capital reiterated its "Outperform" rating on Pioneer Natural Resources NYSE:PXD), adds to 'Top Picks' list, while dropping Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) from the list.

"We are adding Pioneer Natural to our Top Picks list based on our expectations of a higher-than-guided production growth rate and recent operational change-driven material improvements in returns from its core Spraberry asset...We note that we are concurrently removing Devon Energy from our Top Picks list. We maintain an Outperform rating on Devon Energy shares, but are of the opinion that nearer-term risk/reward is better with Pioneer," said FBR.

Pioneer closed Monday at $66.89, up $1.51, or 2.31 percent. Devon closed at $62.93, gaining $0.96, or 1.55 percent.

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