Key Energy Services
This is another stock that hyper-aggressive investors may benefit from the substantial fall in the stock’s price since summer. Key Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: KEG) is down a gigantic 90% from highs posted a year ago, the company may be a way for investors looking to get substantial leverage on an oil services stock, and at this price level it could be a takeover candidate.
Key Energy Services bills itself as one of the largest onshore, rig-based well-servicing contractors based on the number of rigs owned. It provides a complete range of well intervention services and has operations in all major onshore oil and gas producing regions of the continental United States and Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, the Middle East and Russia. The company’s target market is horizontal oil wells that are over four years old, and management expects the number of such wells in the United States will double to 90,000 in 2017 from 45,000 in 2014.
The Deutsche Bank price target is $3, while the consensus target is $2.45. Shares closed Monday at a stunning $0.53. Note: as a penny stock only very aggressive accounts that can lose all the capital involved should consider this stock.
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) offers rig instrumentation, optimization software and directional drilling services. It also provides completion, life-of-well maintenance and plugging and abandonment of a well. In addition, the company markets approximately 466 land drilling rigs for oil and gas land-based drilling operations in the United States, Canada and approximately 20 other countries worldwide; approximately 445 rigs for land well-servicing and workover services in the United States; 98 rigs for land well-servicing and workover services in Canada; 42 rigs for offshore drilling operations in the United States and internationally; and seven jackup units and components of trucks and fluid hauling vehicles.
Nabors posted solid earnings for second quarter in the summer. While the company slightly missed on the bottom line, the revenues came in about as expected, and guidance wasn’t as draconian as perhaps many analysts feared.
Nabors investors are paid a 2.52% dividend. The Deutsche Bank price target is $20, and the consensus price objective is $14.14. Shares closed Monday at $10.37.
As mentioned, these are stocks in which aggressive investors have a shot at a home run. Keep in mind that there could be substantial capital loss potential, should the fundamentals at these companies deteriorate. Again, investors need to remember the beating stocks took leading up to the low in March of 2009. Those who took calculated shots then reaped the benefits in a big way.