Active Broker’s Choice: Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT), Patterson-UTI Energy (NASDAQ:PTEN)

Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) [Trend Analysis] plunged reacts as active mover, shares a loss -3.33% to traded at $5.51 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -1.93%.

Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over WFT performance. Out of the pool of analysts 23 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 24 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 1 analyst while 3 analysts gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Overweight from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $-0.31 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $-0.32. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $-0.72 and for the one month was for $-0.75 as compared to three months ago was for $-0.49. Whereas, WFT received highest price target of 13.00 and low target of 2.50. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 7.20 as compared to current price of 5.51.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.70 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.86 and price to cash ratio remained 12.45. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as -105.60% and return on investment was -11.90% while its return on asset stayed at -28.90%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 3.22.

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -0.67% to close at $26.52 with the total traded volume of 5.63 Million shares.

Finally, analysts shed their light over the PTEN price targets; maintaining price high target of 35.00 while at average the price target was 25.21 in contrast with the current price of 26.52. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 16 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 18 stands on similar situation; while 12 for the current month as compared to 10 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 2 analysts gave Underweight and 3 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight.

The firm has insider ownership included 0.60%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 4.02. PTEN attains analyst recommendation of 2.40 with week performance of -6.61%.

 

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