Nabors Industries upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens Stephens upgraded Nabors (NBR) to Overweight following the agreement to merge its Completion Services and Production Services businesses with C&J Energy (CJES). The firm expects the deal to be accretive to margins and accelerate investment into the core drilling businesses and drive the multiple higher. Price target raised to $33 from $27.
Jefferies sees relative value in Nabors Industries Jefferies analyst Brad Handler believes shares of Nabors Industries (NBR) can outperform Patterson-UTI (PTEN) over the near term and Helmerich & Payne (HP) over the longer term. His analysis suggests Nabors likely avoids covenant breach and has adequate liquidity to weather the downturn. Handler keeps a Hold rating on Nabors, however, with a reduced price target of $7.