Press coverage about Oil States International (NYSE:OIS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Oil States International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.4480423646869 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Oil States International (NYSE:OIS) opened at $26.15 on Friday. Oil States International has a 12-month low of $20.23 and a 12-month high of $34.72. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,569.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of -15.47 and a beta of 1.87.

Oil States International (NYSE:OIS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.18) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $0.05. Oil States International had a negative return on equity of 4.57% and a negative net margin of 12.65%. The company had revenue of $183.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $175.66 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.20) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Oil States International will post -0.24 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Evercore ISI downgraded Oil States International to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective (down from $29.00) on shares of Oil States International in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine downgraded Oil States International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Oil States International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $30.00 price objective on Oil States International and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Oil States International has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.50.

In other Oil States International news, major shareholder Holdings B.V. Hcperf sold 5,925,050 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.79, for a total transaction of $152,807,039.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.97% of the company’s stock.

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About Oil States International

Oil States International, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides specialty products and services to oil and natural gas related companies throughout the world. The Company operates as a technology-focused energy services company. The Company operates through two segments: Offshore Products and Well Site Services.

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