Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR)

Nabors Industries, Inc. is one of the largest land drilling contractors.  Nabors conducts oil, gas and geothermal land drilling operations in the U.S. and internationally.  Nabors also is one of the largest land well-servicing and workover contractors in the United States.  To further supplement its primary business, it offers a number of ancillary well-site services, including oilfield management, engineering, transportation, construction, maintenance, well logging and other support services, in selected domestic and international markets.

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR)’s Financial Overview

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) declined -2.44% yesterday to close its trading session at $13.17. The company has 1 year Price Target of $15.04. Nabors Industries Ltd. has 52-Week high of $14.6 and 52-Week Low of $4.93. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Nov 23, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 7.45 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $3.73 Billion.

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $-0.35/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $-0.34/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.01 a share with a surprise factor of -2.9%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 2.24 Percent, SMA50 of 6.67 Percent and SMA200 of 31.99 percent. Nabors Industries Ltd. has P/S value of 1.54 while its P/B value stands at 1.01. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -9.6 percent, Return on Equity of -22.1 percent and Return on Investment of -0.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 40 percent and -22.8 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR). On 29-Nov-16 Tudor Pickering Upgrade Nabors Industries Ltd. Stock  to Buy. Another firm also rated the stock on 19-Sep-16 where CapitalOne Upgrade the stock to Overweight.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.1 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 26 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Nabors Industries Ltd have a median target of 15.00, with a high estimate of 20.00 and a low estimate of 7.25. The median estimate represents a +13.90% increase from the last price of 13.17.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO)

Southern Energy acquires, develops, builds, owns and operates power production and delivery facilities and provides a broad range of energy-related services to utilities and industrial companies in selected countries around the world. Southern Energy businesses include independent power projects, integrated utilities, a distribution company, and energy trading and marketing businesses outside the southeastern United States.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO)’s Financial Outlook

The 16 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Southern Co have a median target of 52.00, with a high estimate of 57.00 and a low estimate of 47.00. The median estimate represents a +7.64% increase from the last price of 48.31.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Southern Company has a Consensus Recommendation of 3.03. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 0% and closed its last trading session at $48.31. The company has the market capitalization of $47.34 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $54.64 and 52-Week low of $43.72. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Jul 22, 2016 and 52-Week low on Dec 3, 2015. The company has volume of 7.45 Million shares. The company has a total of 980 Million shares outstanding.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.28/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.17/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.11. This shows a surprise factor of 9.4 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 7.95 percent. Beta for Southern Company stands at 0.06 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.76. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.15%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.69%%.

Southern Company has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -0.3%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.82 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.85%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 2.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 11.4 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 6.3% with Gross margin of 71.7 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 25.3% and 13.7% respectively.