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Downgrade Alert for Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)

By Nick Russo

Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE:CNQ) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Citigroup today. The stock closed yesterday at $32.50 on volume of 5.0 million shares, above average daily volume of 4.7 million.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. acquires, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and related products. The Company operates in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, northeastern British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Canadian Natural also operates in areas which have access for exploration activities and where pipeline systems already exist.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Canadian Natural Resources have traded between a low of $30.85 and a high of $46.65 and closed yesterday at $32.50, which is 5% above that low price. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone down 0.2% while the 50-day MA has declined 1.7%.

Potential upside of 39.0% exists for Canadian Natural Resources, based on a current level of $32.50 and analysts' average consensus price target of $45.17. The stock should run into initial resistance at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $35.29 and subsequent resistance at its 200-day MA of $39.73.

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Ticker(s): CNQ