Parker Drilling Company Inc. (PKD) Analysts See $-0.17 EPS; American Realty Trust (ARL) Has 1 Sentiment

January 29, 2018 - By Steve Bissell

Analysts expect Parker Drilling Company Inc. (NYSE:PKD) to report $-0.17 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 48.48% from last quarter’s $-0.33 EPS. After having $-0.15 EPS previously, Parker Drilling Company Inc.’s analysts see 13.33% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.38% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $1.23. About 77,216 shares traded. Parker Drilling Company Inc. (NYSE:PKD) has declined 34.68% since January 29, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.38% the S&P500.

American Realty Investors, Inc. engages in the acquisition, development, and ownership of residential, hotel, and commercial real estate properties in the southwestern, southeastern, and mid-western United States. The company has market cap of $226.93 million. The firm leases apartment units to residents; leases office, industrial, and retail space to various for-profit businesses, as well as local, state, and federal agencies; and sells properties and land. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, its portfolio comprised 50 apartment communities totaling 8,266 units; 8 commercial properties, including 5 office buildings and 3 retail centers; and a golf course.

Among 6 analysts covering Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Parker Drilling had 8 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Tudor Pickering on Friday, March 24. Edward Jones upgraded the shares of PKD in report on Wednesday, August 31 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Tudor Pickering given on Wednesday, September 9. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was downgraded by TheStreet to “Sell”. DA Davidson initiated it with “Buy” rating and $3.50 target in Thursday, October 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 23 by Sidoti.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.27, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 13 investors sold Parker Drilling Company Inc. shares while 29 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 87.40 million shares or 3.25% less from 90.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Donald Smith Inc has 0.13% invested in Parker Drilling Company Inc. (NYSE:PKD) for 4.77 million shares. Pacific owns 361,300 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Virtu Lc stated it has 0.01% in Parker Drilling Company Inc. (NYSE:PKD). Aqr Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 0% in Parker Drilling Company Inc. (NYSE:PKD) or 66,661 shares. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al reported 16,217 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in Parker Drilling Company Inc. (NYSE:PKD). Aegis Fincl Corporation has 1.18M shares. Ubs Asset Americas Incorporated holds 0% or 51,630 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 7.77 million shares. Towle And invested in 1.16% or 9.94 million shares. Hightower Ltd Co holds 11,950 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership holds 9.43 million shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems, Florida-based fund reported 124,081 shares. Moreover, Swiss Bancshares has 0% invested in Parker Drilling Company Inc. (NYSE:PKD) for 226,100 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), a Switzerland-based fund reported 4,343 shares.

Parker Drilling Company Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides contract drilling and drilling-related services, and rental tools to the energy industry in the United States, Russia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Canada, and Internationally. The company has market cap of $170.84 million. It operates through two business lines, Drilling Services and Rental Tools Services. It currently has negative earnings. The Drilling Services business provides project related services, such as engineering, procurement, project management, and commissioning of customer-owned drilling facility projects; drill wells and manages the logistical and technological challenges of operating in remote, harsh, and ecologically sensitive areas; and operates barge rigs for drilling oil and natural gas in the shallow waters in and along the inland waterways and coasts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas.

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