Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:BAS)

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Deutsche Bank Raises Price Targets on Top Oil Service Stocks

Despite the stomach churning volatility in the markets, one solid place to be this year has been the oil service names. In a new research report, the oil service and ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ARM, Crocs, GE, NOV and More

Earnings season is in full swing and equities are challenging new highs almost daily. Traders and investors are looking for stocks to buy and for ideas on which stocks to ...
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Deutsche Bank Surprises With Higher Price Targets on Troubled Oil Service Stocks (DB, BHI, HAL, NBR, HERO, BAS, PTEN, CAM, WFT)

Despite reasonably consistent oil prices and an increasingly favorable overall tolerance for risk, the oil service sector had an ugly year in 2012. After a disastrous first half of the ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell (AAPL, DELL, MOS, GILD, DNDN, BAS, CYH, LOPE, RRC, CETV, CHS, DLTR, GRMN, NG, RRD, TOL, HSTM, FIRE, THLD, NFX, CELL)

US equities markets opened lower this morning following surprisingly weak manufacturing reports from Europe and China. Fitch Ratings’ downgrade of Greek debt to ‘CCC’ could not have been a surprise, ...
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Top 10 Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AZN, BAS, BRNC, BCS, DB, PCS, MYL, PTEN, PDC, WSH)

These are the top 10 early bird analyst upgrades and downgrades we have seen in Wall Street research calls early this Thursday morning with over two hours until the market ...
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Just How Bad is the News on Drilling? (BHI, BAS)

We've been tracking the rig count from Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE:BHI) for a long time, and the bad news on North American drilling has finally tapered off. Now, Basic Energy ...
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Drillers Report Operations Blues (BAS, RIG)

Oil field services company Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:BAS) reported this morning that December 2008 operations were even lower than expected. Drilling rig utilization reached just 66% in December, down ...
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Grey Wolf Nearly, Finally Merged (GW, PDS, BAS)

The shareholders of Grey Wolf, Inc. (NYSE:GW) have overwhelmingly chosen to accept cash instead of stock in Precision Drilling Trust (NYSE:PDS) as consideration for Precision's buyout of Grey Wolf. We've ...
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Will Grey Wolf and Precision Drilling Finally Tie the Knot? (GW, PDS, BAS)

The buyout of US driller Grey Wolf (NYSE:GW) by Canadian drilling company Precision Drilling Trust (NYSE:PDS) got its start back in April, when oilfield services company Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS) ...
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Grey Wolf Finally Gets its Wish, Sort Of (GW, PDS, BAS)

The board of directors of Grey Wolf, Inc. (AMEX:GW) has been trying to sell the company for at least a couple of months at a higher price. Today, they appear ...
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Oil Services Better Insulated Than Most Energy Sub-Sectors (RIG, DVR, PDS, WFT, NOV, BJS, BHI, BAS, HAL, SLB, SII)

Oil Services are deemed by many market pundits as being more insulated than integrated oils, refiners, and other sub-sectors of the energy sector for oil and gas.  While these frequently ...
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Basic Energy Reports on June Operations; Gets Flak/Props on Grey Wolf Merger (BAS, GW, PDS, RMG)

Oilfield services company Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS) released its June operations report this morning. The company has increased its rig count by one over May, and thirty since a year ...
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