Securities Analyst Recommendations: Weatherford International plc (WFT), Keysight Technologies, Inc. (KEYS)

Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) gross margin percentage stands at 11.6% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -30.2 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -53.5 Percent. As per Friday, August 28, the company rating was upgraded by Stephens. This volatility measure use for multipurpose in judging the underlying price momentum as well as the rate of change in WFT's price. "Under these headwinds, we expect shares of Weatherford to be under pressure in the near future".

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on WFT. Scotiabank restated a "buy" rating on shares of Weatherford International PLC in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Currently, Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) has an average volume of 15.83 Million.

Weatherford International Ltd (NYSE:WFT) shares traded -0.51% down during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $3.87.

Weatherford International Ltd. (Weatherford) is a provider of equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells. Cowen and Company set a $8.00 target price on Weatherford International PLC and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Alethea Capital Management Llc acquired 5,000 shares as Duke Energy Corp New (DUK)'s stock rose 6.39%. The Connecticut-based Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Co has invested 0.08% in Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT). The company had a trading volume of 4,831,278 shares. They now have a United States dollars 5 price target on the stock. Moreover, Huntington Savings Bank has 0% invested in Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT). The stock has performed -3.18% over the last seven days, -10.61% over the last thirty, and -12.97% over the last three months.

According to analysts Weatherford International Ltd (NYSE:WFT)'s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.26 and can go high up to $-0.21. Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT) has risen 2.15% since October 18, 2016 and is uptrending. For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $5.77 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $5.33 Billion and high estimates of $5.92 Billion according to the prediction of 27 analysts. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown -2.5%, while the company's earnings per share has grown -16.2%. Freestone Cap Hldg Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT) for 114,654 shares.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Zacks Investment Research Lowers Weatherford International PLC (WFT) to Sell" was first reported by TrueBlueTribune and is the property of of TrueBlueTribune. If you are reading this report on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of USA & global trademark and copyright laws. It dived, as 59 investors sold Weatherford International Plc shares while 88 reduced holdings.

In related news, VP Douglas M. Mills sold 17,500 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $6.18.

Institutional owners hold 28.51% stake while Insiders ownership held at 0.60% in the company. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. The company's beta value is at 2.44.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 83,499,841 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $323,144,000 after acquiring an additional 1,203,292 shares during the last quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC raised its stake in Weatherford International PLC by 113.0% in the second quarter.

The company last reported its quarterly results on Nov 01 BMO. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. increased its stake in Weatherford International PLC by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. The company has market cap of $15.82 million. Laurion Capital Management LP bought a new stake in Weatherford International PLC during the 1st quarter worth approximately $109,000. The company holds 1.01 billion outstanding shares and 977.94 million shares are floating in market. The company now has a Return on Equity of -1.40% and Return on Investment of 3.70%. Cowen & Co maintained Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT) on Friday, February 5 with "Outperform" rating. The Company operates four segments: North America, Latin America, Europe/West Africa/the former Soviet Union (FSU) and Middle East/North Africa/Asia.

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