Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN)

NASDAQ : Industrial Services
Prev Close 7.88
Day Low/High 7.98 / 8.35
52 Wk Low/High 7.67 / 17.42
Avg Volume 4.20M
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 202.61M
Market Cap 1.60B
EPS -1.50
P/E Ratio N/A
Div & Yield 0.16 (2.04%)

Drillers Still Have Room to Grow

Estimates for energy service stocks continue to rise, along with earnings. But three key reports will cue the short-term mode.

Great Expectations Await Energy Earnings

People anticipate big things from this sector, and Rowan didn't disappoint Thursday.

Momentum Buyers Flock to Oil

They are a necessary evil for great performance, but that performance comes at a huge cost.

Contrarian Thinking for the Energy Patch

A record number of drilling rigs at work doesn't mean a wave of new supply is about to hit the market.

Oil Drillers Hopeful in New York City

If Lehman's energy confab is any guide, the outlook is optimistic for these companies.

A Crowded but Energetic Space

Energy stocks have been discovered, but opportunities still await patient investors.

An Earnings Checklist for Energy Names

Service companies should report a good quarter, but their outlook is more important.

FPA Capital Fund Does Not Fear Cash

FPA Capital Fund Does Not Fear Cash

The fund is closing to new investors again because of slim pickings and fat values.

Energy Bull Makes a Bearish Call

But should you write off the sector, too? Find out how you can play today's move.

Commodities' Fall Won't Dampen Energy's Appeal

Instead, a seasonal pullback could offer a good investment opportunity.

Investors Warm Up to the Energy Space

Attendance is high at the Enercom conference, but is that a contrarian sign?

Promising Year Ahead for Oilfield Services

Drillers offer plenty of optimism at today's Enercom Oil Service Conference.

Changing Currents in the Energy Sector

If you're late to the rally, here's a road map to help you navigate your way.

Under the Radar: Cool Winter Warms Oil Patch

With robust drilling forecasts, Canadian drillers may be worth a look.

Worries Multiply Over Natural Gas Supply

From Alaska to Capitol Hill, it seems like everyone's staking out concerns.

Patterson-UTI to Buy the Rest of TMBR/Sharp

Patterson-UTI to Buy the Rest of TMBR/Sharp

The buyer currently owns about 20% of the target company.

Under the Radar: Better Times May Be Ahead for Energy Services

Despite a cloudy first-quarter outlook, the cycle for energy names may be turning.

Under the Radar: A Case for Higher Gas Prices

At least one optimist thinks natural gas has more upside.

Finding the Few Who Survived the Sellers

In theory, the stocks that held through the pressure could lead on the upside.

Bulls Climb Aboard the Natural Gas Train

Want to get on? You may be waiting at the station for a while.

The Other Side of Deflation

The Other Side of Deflation

Conventional wisdom says inflation's no threat, which is a good reason to take it seriously.

GOP Sweep Charges Up the Energy Sector

It paves the way for legislation that would be friendly to oil and gas companies.

Zigzag Theme Plays On

This movement is annoying, but it should end soon. Meanwhile, five long picks to consider.

TSC Energy Roundtable Takes a Look Ahead

See what the sector's pros think are the best plays for the months ahead.

TSC Energy Roundtable Warms With Natural Gas

Our pundits talk about lofty prices vs. nearly full supply levels.

Time to Play Contrarian in the Oil Patch

While the sector sags in the near term, recent news suggests a turn in the cycle.

Energy Investors Roll the Dice on a Rebound

As the OSX rallies, energy investors are hoping for some help from the economy.

Anadarko, a Tip of the Iceberg

Anadarko, a Tip of the Iceberg

Investors weren't bothered when the oil exploration firm announced a huge earnings mistake.

The TSC Energy Roundtable Returns, Part 1

Find out what the pros have to say about the natural gas market.

A Voice From the Oil Patch: Gene Isenberg

A Voice From the Oil Patch: Gene Isenberg

New columnist Henry Scholder interviews the CEO of Nabors Industries about the future of the energy sector.

TheStreet Quant Rating: D (Sell)