Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) is Upgraded by Jefferies to Buy, Raises Price Target to $ 25

Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) was Upgraded by Jefferies to ” Buy” according to the research note released today. The brokerage firm has raised the Price Target to $ 25 from a previous price target of $19 . Earlier the firm had a rating of “Hold ” on the company shares. Jefferies advised their investors in a research report released on Jul 11, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Patterson-UTI Energy. Company shares were Upgraded by Jefferies on Jul 11, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 25 from a previous price target of $19 .Patterson-UTI Energy was Upgraded by Piper Jaffray to ” Overweight” on Jun 29, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Scotia Howard Weil on Jun 20, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 22 from a previous price target of $20 .

On the company’s financial health, Patterson-UTI Energy reported $-0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Apr 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.54. The company had revenue of $268.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $255.92 million. The company’s revenue was down -59.1 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.06 EPS.

Patterson-UTI Energy opened for trading at $20.82 and hit $21.3 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $21.09, with a gain of 3.28% or 0.67 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 31,00,870 shares. Company has a market cap of $3,108 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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