Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) is Upgraded by Gabelli & Co to Buy, Price Target at $26

Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) was Upgraded by Gabelli & Co to ” Buy” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $26. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Hold ” on the company shares. Gabelli & Co advised their investors in a research report released on Sep 14, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Patterson-UTI Energy. Patterson-UTI Energy was Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Aug 16, 2016. Patterson-UTI Energy was Downgraded by Macquarie to ” Underperform” on Aug 9, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Cowen on Jul 29, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 23 from a previous price target of $21 .

On the company’s financial health, Patterson-UTI Energy reported $-0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.62. The company had revenue of $194.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $194.39 million. The company’s revenue was down -59.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.13 EPS.

Patterson-UTI Energy closed down -0.05 points or -0.26% at $19.11 with 3,492,525 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $18.83, the shares hit an intraday low of $18.7295 and an intraday high of $19.27 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

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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