Oasis Petroleum (OAS) was Upgraded by Jefferies to ” Buy”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Hold ” on the company shares. Jefferies advised their investors in a research report released on May 10, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Oasis Petroleum. Company shares were Reiterated by Topeka Capital Markets on May 10, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 14 from a previous price target of $10 .Oasis Petroleum was Downgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald to ” Hold” on Apr 26, 2016. Oasis Petroleum was Upgraded by Goldman to ” Neutral” on Mar 11, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Oasis Petroleum reported $-0.18 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01 based on the information available during the earnings call on May 9, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.17. The company had revenue of $130.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $179.63 million. The company’s revenue was down -27.8 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.28 EPS.
Oasis Petroleum closed down -0.08 points or -0.92% at $8.66 with 96,26,564 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $8.52, the shares hit an intraday low of $8.49 and an intraday high of $9.125 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.
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 Companys 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.