These are some of the top analyst calls in oil and gas stocks we have seen in the early hours of trading this Tuesday morning.
Citigroup picked up new coverage on many stocks today. Its new HOLD rated positions are as follows: Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI) and Smith Intl (NYSE: SII). Its new BUY rated stocks are as follows: Halliburton (NYSE: HAL), National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV), and Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB). Citi also made two downgrades as both Weatherford (NYSE: WFT) and BJ Services (NYSE: BJS) were downgrades to HOLD from BUY ratings.
UBS has also made a select call on Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) as it was started as a BUY rating.
Jefferies started coverage on T-3 Energy Services Inc. (NASDAQ: TTES) as a BUY rated stock. Jefferies also downgraded Nova Biosource Fuels (AMEX: NBF) to HOLD from BUY.
Jon C. Ogg
July 1, 2008