Helmerich & Payne (HP) is Downgraded by FBR Capital to Mkt Perform, Price Target at $66

Helmerich & Payne (HP) was Downgraded by FBR Capital to ” Mkt Perform” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $66. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Outperform ” on the company shares. FBR Capital advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 29, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Helmerich & Payne. Helmerich & Payne was Downgraded by JP Morgan to ” Underweight” on Apr 15, 2016. Helmerich & Payne was Initiated by Nomura to “Buy” on Apr 8, 2016. Helmerich & Payne was Downgraded by Morgan Stanley to ” Underweight” on Mar 17, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, Helmerich & Payne reported $-0.25 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.18 based on the information available during the earnings call on Jan 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.07. The company had revenue of $487.85 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $463.31 million. The company’s revenue was down -54.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.87 EPS.

Helmerich & Payne opened for trading at $63.96 and hit $65 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $64.95, with a gain of 3.01% or 1.9 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 17,49,608 shares. Company has a market cap of $7,015 M.

In a different news, on Mar 30, 2016, Juan Pablo Tardio (VP & CFO) sold 12,497 shares at $58.28 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 22, 2016, Hans Helmerich (director) sold 40,000 shares at $60.88 per share price. On Feb 29, 2016, Robert L. Stauder (Sr. VP, drilling subsidiary) sold 10,321 shares at $50.00 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Helmerich & Payne Inc. is engaged in contract drilling of oil and gas wells for others. The Company operates in the contract drilling industry. The Company’s contract drilling business consists of three business segments: U.S. Land Offshore and International Land. Its U.S. Land segment operates drilling operations in Oklahoma California Texas Wyoming Colorado Louisiana Mississippi Pennsylvania Ohio Utah New Mexico Montana North Dakota West Virginia and Nevada. Its offshore operations are conducted in the Gulf of Mexico and Equatorial Guinea. Its International Land segment operates in seven international locations including Ecuador Colombia Argentina Tunisia Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Mozambique. The Company is also engaged in the ownership development and operation of commercial real estate and the research and development of rotary steerable technology.

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