Analysts See $-0.17 EPS for Parker Drilling Company (PKD); Caesarstone Limited Ord (CSTE) Sellers Decreased By 16.24% Their Shorts

February 13, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Caesarstone Limited Ord (NASDAQ:CSTE) had a decrease of 16.24% in short interest. CSTE’s SI was 483,400 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 16.24% from 577,100 shares previously. With 150,100 avg volume, 3 days are for Caesarstone Limited Ord (NASDAQ:CSTE)’s short sellers to cover CSTE’s short positions. The SI to Caesarstone Limited Ord’s float is 2.38%. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $21.55. About 451,055 shares traded or 43.45% up from the average. Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE) has risen 6.39% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.31% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Parker Drilling Company (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’s analysts see 13.33% EPS growth. The stock increased 5.15% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $1.01. About 989,979 shares traded or 16.87% up from the average. Parker Drilling Company (NYSE:PKD) has declined 34.68% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.38% the S&P500.

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 $140.29 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.

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 rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Buy” on Thursday, October 6. Tudor Pickering downgraded the shares of PKD in report on Wednesday, September 9 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Parker Drilling Company (NYSE:PKD) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 24 by Tudor Pickering. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 23 by Sidoti. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was downgraded by TheStreet. The stock of Parker Drilling Company (NYSE:PKD) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by Edward Jones.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 13 investors sold Parker Drilling Company 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. Amalgamated Bank & Trust has invested 0% in Parker Drilling Company (NYSE:PKD). 1.18 million were reported by Aegis Corp. Ameritas Investment stated it has 10,148 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Citigroup holds 0% in Parker Drilling Company (NYSE:PKD) or 46,287 shares. Us Bancorp De has 2,100 shares. Bancorp Of Ny Mellon Corporation has 0% invested in Parker Drilling Company (NYSE:PKD) for 742,248 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% or 4,343 shares in its portfolio. Advisory Networks Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Parker Drilling Company (NYSE:PKD) for 6,000 shares. Barclays Public Limited Company holds 3,181 shares. Fmr Ltd holds 0% or 7.77M shares in its portfolio. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Mngmt Corp holds 0% or 52,900 shares in its portfolio. Bridgeway Cap Incorporated, a Texas-based fund reported 1.32 million shares. Renaissance Technology Lc holds 0% in Parker Drilling Company (NYSE:PKD) or 1.64 million shares. The New Jersey-based Jacobs Levy Equity has invested 0% in Parker Drilling Company (NYSE:PKD). Tiaa Cref Invest Management Ltd Llc owns 517,950 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Caesarstone Sdot-Yam (NASDAQ:CSTE), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Caesarstone Sdot-Yam had 28 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, October 16. SprucePoint Capital downgraded Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE) on Tuesday, October 6 to “Strong Sell” rating. UBS downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $30 target in Monday, November 7 report. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, November 3 report. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 22. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Sell”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Wednesday, April 6, the company rating was initiated by Chardan Capital Markets. The stock of Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 7 by Chardan Capital Markets.

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