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The Key Figures To Watch From Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) Earnings

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Cecilia Poole | 04 February, 2017, 00:30

Weatherford International plc's (WFT), a stock from Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry, has a value of $5.18 per share, noted a price change of -0.58% in recent trade close. This rating was issued on 1/27/17. The price-to-book ratio (P/B Ratio) is a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value. The current share price indicate that stock is -1.99% away from its one year high and is moving 35.14% ahead of its one year low. There may be various price targets for a stock.

Note the stock price at publication ($5.77), since the technical rating is based on intraday stock prices. The company's 50 day moving average is $5.26 and its 200 day moving average is $5.47. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $7.90. RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $8.00 target price on shares of Weatherford International PLC in a report on Friday, January 6th. 34 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Weatherford International plc might touch $12 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $7.37 and $3.5 respectively. The Stock has a 52-Week High of $8.49 and 52-Week Low of $3.73 following the dates, it touched its 52-Week High on April 27, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Nov 8, 2016.

Many research firms have provided their ratings on Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) where Jefferies provided Hold rating on the stock on 27-Jan-17.

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.09. It is calculated by dividing the current closing price of the stock by the latest quarter's book value per share.

On February 1, after 4Q16 earnings, approximately 68% of analysts tracking Weatherford International rated it a "buy" or some equivalent. This showed the surprise of 5.9% in the last quarter earnings. The Stock now has the market capitalization of $5.66 Billion, P/E (price to earnings ttm) of 0 and Weekly volatility of 4.76% and monthly volatility of 5.04% respectively. The last trading session volume compares with the 26.38M average and market worth floats around 5.66B. The company had Year Ago Sales of 2.01 Billion. The stock is now trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 5.92%. Monthly active users on its main social network increased 17 percent from a year earlier to 1.86 billion people, with 1.23 billion checking daily and 1.74 billion accessing it via their smartphones, Facebook said Wednesday in a statement.

On 05/05/2016, Analysts were suspecting EPS of $-0.26/share where Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) reported its Actual EPS of $-0.29. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at -11.9% while it's Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -105.6%. Stock performance in last five sessions is recorded as 16.73% while year to date (YTD) performance is 8.29%.

The buoyancy in the outlook of Weatherford International plc (WFT) is getting weaker by the somewhat negative sentiment (2.10 on a 5-point scale) that sell-side analysts have provided concerning it. Brokerage firms on the average advocate the company shares as Overweight. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,039,387 shares of the company's stock valued at $5,768,000 after buying an additional 212,519 shares during the last quarter. With the volume soaring to 19,368,430 shares, the last trade was called at $5.26.

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