UPDATE: Jefferies & Company Maintains Atwood Oceanics at Buy, Raises PT
In a report published Friday, Jefferies & Company maintained its Buy rating on Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW) and raised its price target from $56.00 to $58.00.
Jefferies noted, “Offshore drillers likely lack the traditional dayrate catalyst in 1H13. We see fleet transformations (high grading) and 2014 EPS growth pushing stocks higher. But there are costs (capex) and risks (existing fleet obsolescence) that come with new rigs and we modify our valuation methodology to better reflect both. Consistent with this, we upgrade ESV to Buy from Hold ($70 PT), tweak ATW's PT up $2 to $58 and lower RIG, NE and DO PTs.”
Atwood Oceanics closed on Thursday at $44.92.
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