Weatherford International Plc (WFT) was Upgraded by Barclays to ” Overweight” according to the research note released today. The brokerage firm has raised the Price Target to $ 8 from a previous price target of $7 . Earlier the firm had a rating of “Equal Weight ” on the company shares. Barclays advised their investors in a research report released on Jun 6, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Weatherford International Plc. Weatherford International Plc was Upgraded by Piper Jaffray to ” Overweight” on Jun 3, 2016. Weatherford International Plc was Downgraded by Societe Generale to ” Hold” on May 10, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by KLR Group on May 9, 2016 to “Accumulate” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 7.25 from a previous price target of $9.25 .
On the company’s financial health, Weatherford International Plc reported $-0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Feb 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.19. The company had revenue of $2012.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2019.12 million. The company’s revenue was down -46.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.32 EPS.
Weatherford International Plc opened for trading at $6 and hit $6.32 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $6.12, with a gain of 3.90% or 0.23 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 4,47,00,839 shares. Company has a market cap of $5,482 M.
In a different news, on May 10, 2016, Francis S Kalman (director) purchased 30,000 shares at $5.29 per share price. According to the SEC, on May 10, 2016, Robert A Rayne (director) purchased 100,000 shares at $5.59 per share price. On May 10, 2016, Douglas M. Mills (VP & Chief Accounting Officer) sold 5,070 shares at $5.65 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.