Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) is Downgraded by Wunderlich to Hold, Price Target at $20

Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) was Downgraded by Wunderlich to ” Hold” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $20. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Wunderlich advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 29, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Patterson-UTI Energy. Patterson-UTI Energy was Downgraded by JP Morgan to ” Underweight” on Apr 15, 2016. Patterson-UTI Energy was Initiated by Nomura to “Neutral” on Apr 8, 2016. Patterson-UTI Energy was Downgraded by Scotia Howard Weil to ” Sector Perform” on Mar 28, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, Patterson-UTI Energy reported $-0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.08 according to the earnings call on Feb 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.48. The company had revenue of $338.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $325.02 million. The company’s revenue was down -62.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 EPS.

Patterson-UTI Energy opened for trading at $18.66 and hit $19.175 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $19.09, with a gain of 2.97% or 0.55 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 63,41,916 shares. Company has a market cap of $2,810 M.

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. owns and operates fleets of land-based drilling rigs and a fleet of pressure pumping equipment in the United States. The Company operates in three segments: Contract Drilling; Pressure Pumping and Oil and Natural Gas. The Company markets its contract drilling services to oil and natural gas operators in the continental United States and western and northern Canada. The Company’s Pressure Pumping segment provides pressure pumping services to oil and natural gas operators in Texas Southwest Region and the Appalachian region Northeast Region. The Company’s Oil and Natural Gas segment owns and invests in oil and natural gas assets as a non-operating working interest owner. The Company’s oil and natural gas working interests are located in producing regions of Texas and New Mexico.

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