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Precision Drilling Corp (NYSE:PDS) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings Net reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $17.33.

Shares of Precision Drilling Corp (NYSE:PDS) opened at 12.48 on Wednesday. Precision Drilling Corp has a 52 week low of $8.51 and a 52 week high of $14.65. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $12.87 and a 200-day moving average of $12.3. The company has a market cap of $3.653 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.03.

Precision Drilling Corp (NYSE:PDS) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $475.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $428.61 million. Precision Drilling Corp’s revenue was up 25.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Precision Drilling Corp will post $0.80 EPS for the current fiscal year.

PDS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Cowen and Company raised their price target on shares of Precision Drilling Corp from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 29th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Scotiabank reiterated a “sector outperform” rating on shares of Precision Drilling Corp in a research note on Friday, July 25th. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Precision Drilling Corp in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $15.00.

Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE:PDS) is a provider of contract drilling and completion and production services primarily to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in Canada and the United States.

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