Viking Fund Management Exits Position in Helmerich & Payne (HP)

Helmerich & Payne (HP) : Viking Fund Management has sold out all of its stake in Helmerich & Payne during the most recent quarter, according to the disclosure filed by the company on Oct 13, 2016 with the SEC. The investment management company has sold out 90,000 shares of Helmerich & Payne which is valued at $6,250,500.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , First Premier Bank added HP to its portfolio by purchasing 1,000 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $69,450. Helmerich & Payne makes up approx 0.05% of First Premier Bank’s portfolio.First Mercantile Trust Co boosted its stake in HP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,645 additional shares and now holds a total of 19,690 shares of Helmerich & Payne which is valued at $1,350,340. Helmerich & Payne makes up approx 0.18% of First Mercantile Trust Co’s portfolio. Advisory Services Network added HP to its portfolio by purchasing 59 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $4,046.Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reduced its stake in HP by selling 100 shares or 0.26% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 39,050 shares of HP which is valued at $2,681,954. Helmerich & Payne makes up approx 0.01% of Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa’s portfolio.

Helmerich & Payne closed down -0.46 points or -0.66% at $69.26 with 13,72,943 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $69.22, the shares hit an intraday low of $68.35 and an intraday high of $69.35 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Helmerich & Payne reported $-0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.26 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.46. The company had revenue of $366.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $308.09 million. The company’s revenue was down -44.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.27 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Helmerich & Payne. Helmerich & Payne was Upgraded by Argus to ” Buy” on Sep 15, 2016. Helmerich & Payne was Upgraded by Morgan Stanley to ” Equal-Weight” on Sep 6, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by FBR Capital on Jul 29, 2016 to “Mkt Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 58 from a previous price target of $66 .

Helmerich & Payne Inc. is engaged in contract drilling of oil and gas wells for others. The Company operates in the contract drilling industry. The Company’s contract drilling business consists of three business segments: U.S. Land Offshore and International Land. Its U.S. Land segment operates drilling operations in Oklahoma California Texas Wyoming Colorado Louisiana Mississippi Pennsylvania Ohio Utah New Mexico Montana North Dakota West Virginia and Nevada. Its offshore operations are conducted in the Gulf of Mexico and Equatorial Guinea. Its International Land segment operates in seven international locations including Ecuador Colombia Argentina Tunisia Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Mozambique. The Company is also engaged in the ownership development and operation of commercial real estate and the research and development of rotary steerable technology.

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