Oasis Petroleum (OAS) is Downgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald to Hold

Oasis Petroleum (OAS) was Downgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald to ” Hold”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Cantor Fitzgerald advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 26, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Oasis Petroleum. Oasis Petroleum was Upgraded by Goldman to ” Neutral” on Mar 11, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jan 29, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 9 from a previous price target of $10 .Oasis Petroleum was Downgraded by Wunderlich to ” Hold” on Jan 28, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, Oasis Petroleum reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.03 based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 24, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.06. The company had revenue of $182.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $240.19 million. The company’s revenue was down -39.2 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.35 EPS.

Oasis Petroleum opened for trading at $9.44 and hit $10.15 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $9.82, with a gain of 5.59% or 0.52 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 83,46,959 shares. Company has a market cap of $1,773 M.

In a different news, on Dec 28, 2015, Thomas B Nusz (Chairman and CEO) sold 200,000 shares at $7.76 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 6, 2015, Michael Mcshane (director) purchased 50,000 shares at $12.80 per share price.

Oasis Petroleum Inc. is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the North Dakota and Montana regions of the Williston Basin. The Company’s core projects include Williston Basin West Williston East Nesson and Sanish. The Williston basin produces oil and natural gas from various producing horizons including the Bakken Three Forks Madison and Red River formations. The Company controls 357584 net acres in the West Williston project area. The Company controls 147919 net acres in the East Nesson project area. The Company also operates an oil and gas marketing business through Oasis Petroleum Marketing LLC a well services business through Oasis Well Services LLC and a midstream services business through Oasis Midstream Services LLC.

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