Weatherford International PLC Company Profile (NYSE:WFT)

About Weatherford International PLC

Weatherford International PLC logoWeatherford International Ltd. (Weatherford) is a provider of equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells. The Company operates four segments: North America, Latin America, Europe/West Africa/the former Soviet Union (FSU) and Middle East/North Africa/Asia. It operates in over 100 countries and have manufacturing facilities and sales, service and distribution locations in approximately all of the oil and natural gas producing regions in the world. The Company operates in ten service lines: artificial lift systems; stimulation and chemicals; drilling services; well construction; integrated drilling; completion systems; drilling tools; wireline and evaluation services; re-entry and fishing and pipeline and specialty services. Weatherford Switzerland conducts all of its operations through its subsidiaries, including Weatherford Bermuda and Weatherford International, Inc. (Weatherford Delaware).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WFT
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $5.57
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $5.64
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $5.47
  • 52-Week Range: $3.73 - $8.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -69.63
  • P/E Growth: 0.30
  • Market Cap: $5.48B
  • Outstanding Shares: 983,392,000
  • Beta: 2.24
  • Net Margins: -59.00%
  • Return on Equity: -30.56%
  • Return on Assets: -8.32%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.91%
  • Current Ratio: 1.69%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.99%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 20 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.52)
Consensus Price Target: $7.93 (42.40% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/6/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingHold$6.00View Rating Details
2/3/2017Loop CapitalUpgradeHold -> Buy$7.00 -> $8.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Jefferies Group LLCDowngradeBuy -> Hold$6.00View Rating Details
1/18/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$8.00View Rating Details
1/9/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight -> Equal Weight$8.00 -> $7.00View Rating Details
1/6/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$8.00View Rating Details
12/13/2016Cowen and CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform$9.00 -> $7.00View Rating Details
12/7/2016GuggenheimReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
12/1/2016Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageIn-Line -> Outperform$7.00View Rating Details
12/1/2016StephensReiterated RatingUnderweightView Rating Details
11/10/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$7.00View Rating Details
11/2/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.DowngradeStrong-Buy -> Outperform$7.00 -> $6.50View Rating Details
10/27/2016Howard WeilLower Price TargetSector Perform$8.00 -> $7.00View Rating Details
10/11/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$7.00 -> $8.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/16/2016NomuraSet Price TargetBuy$10.00View Rating Details
7/29/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuy$9.00View Rating Details
6/24/2016Imperial CapitalInitiated CoverageIn-Line -> In-Line$7.00View Rating Details
6/13/2016Bank of America CorpInitiated CoverageUnderperformView Rating Details
6/3/2016SimmonsUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$7.20 -> $8.00View Rating Details
6/2/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
6/2/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesUpgradeNeutral -> OverweightView Rating Details
5/10/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
5/9/2016KLR GroupReiterated RatingAccumulate$9.25 -> $7.25View Rating Details
5/8/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/6/2016Wells Fargo & CoDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
5/5/2016Capital One Financial CorporationDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightView Rating Details
4/27/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/15/2016Clarkson CapitalReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
4/19/2016Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$11.00 -> $13.00View Rating Details
4/15/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$9.00View Rating Details
4/7/2016Iberia CapitalReiterated RatingOutperform$9.00View Rating Details
3/11/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$8.00 -> $9.75View Rating Details
2/19/2016DA DavidsonInitiated CoverageBuy$9.00View Rating Details
1/8/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/27/2015Susquehanna Bancshares IncUpgradeNeutral -> Positive$11.00 -> $12.00View Rating Details
9/21/2015Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/11/2015TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
8/22/2015Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$17.00View Rating Details
7/7/2015Griffin SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$18.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/25/2016Q3($0.25)($0.39)$1.44 billion$1.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216($0.30)($0.28)$1.44 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q1($0.26)($0.29)$1.66 billion$1.59 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2016Q4($0.19)($0.13)$2.00 billion$2.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2015Q315($0.11)($0.05)$2.34 billion$2.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q2($0.12)($0.10)$2.28 billion$2.39 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2015Q115$0.01($0.04)$3.10 billion$2.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q414$0.37$0.32$4.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q3$0.33$0.32ViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.21$0.24$3.77 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q1$0.11$0.13$3.70 billion$3.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413$0.07$0.07$3.83 billion$3.74 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.22$0.23$4.10 billion$3.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.15$0.15$3.88 billion$3.87 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.15$0.15$3.90 billion$3.84 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$0.29$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$0.15$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.18$0.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$0.23$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.81 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.08 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 201611($0.32)($0.11)($0.19)
Q2 20168($0.34)($0.10)($0.22)
Q3 20168($0.28)($0.06)($0.20)
Q4 20169($0.36)$0.04($0.27)
Q1 20176($0.31)($0.19)($0.26)
Q2 20176($0.28)($0.16)($0.21)
Q3 20176($0.19)($0.10)($0.14)
Q4 20176($0.13)($0.05)($0.09)
Q1 20182($0.05)($0.02)($0.04)
Q2 20181$0.00$0.00$0.00
Q3 20183$0.01$0.04$0.03
Q4 20182$0.05$0.08$0.07
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.29%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
1/27/2017Douglas M MillsVPSell6,462$5.30$34,248.60View SEC Filing  
1/19/2017Douglas M MillsVPSell9,975$5.35$53,366.25View SEC Filing  
10/7/2016Douglas M MillsVPSell12,500$5.97$74,625.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2016Douglas M MillsCAOSell3,621$6.11$22,124.31View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Douglas M MillsCAOSell5,070$5.65$28,645.50View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Francis S KalmanDirectorBuy30,000$5.29$158,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Douglas M MillsCAOSell3,984$6.50$25,896.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2016Douglas M MillsCAOSell4,486$6.47$29,024.42View SEC Filing  
9/23/2015Krishna ShivramCFOBuy33,750$8.83$298,012.50View SEC Filing  
9/22/2015Bernard J. Duroc-DannerCEOSell610,482$9.15$5,585,910.30View SEC Filing  
9/10/2015David J. ButtersDirectorSell20,000$9.84$196,800.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2015David J. ButtersDirectorSell120,000$9.99$1,198,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2015Douglas M MillsCAOSell3,751$13.01$48,800.51View SEC Filing  
5/26/2015Douglas M MillsCAOSell3,524$14.31$50,428.44View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Douglas M MillsCAOSell10,192$14.12$143,911.04View SEC Filing  
12/3/2014John D GassDirectorBuy6,000$13.43$80,580.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014Dharmesh MehtaEVPBuy10,000$16.00$160,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014John D GassDirectorBuy2,500$21.81$54,525.00View SEC Filing  
7/3/2014William B JacobsonSVPSell27,234$22.78$620,390.52View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014William JacobsonSVPSell5,000$16.50$82,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT)
DateHeadline logoWeatherford International Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for WFT (NYSE:WFT) - February 25 at 8:10 PM
News IconWeatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) Sees Volume Pop in Session - Winfield Review (NYSE:WFT) - February 25 at 4:25 AM
News IconWeatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) Projected to Achieve EPS Of $-0.28 - Stock Observer (NYSE:WFT) - February 25 at 4:25 AM
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News IconStock Price of Weatherford International plc (WFT) Decreases -5.94% - Energy Index (NYSE:WFT) - February 21 at 4:11 PM logoWeatherford International’s Correlation with Crude Oil (NYSE:WFT) - February 21 at 4:11 PM
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What is Weatherford International PLC's stock symbol?

Weatherford International PLC trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WFT."

Where is Weatherford International PLC's stock going? Where will Weatherford International PLC's stock price be in 2017?

33 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Weatherford International PLC's stock. Their predictions range from $6.00 to $13.00. On average, they anticipate Weatherford International PLC's share price to reach $7.93 in the next year.

When will Weatherford International PLC announce their earnings?

Weatherford International PLC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.

What are analysts saying about Weatherford International PLC stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Weatherford International PLC stock:

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "As we now expect a softer non-NAM in 2017 (see below), and we true-up for share dilution in 4Q16, we lower estimates and tweak lower our PT to $6. After we jumped the gun to upgrade (in 2015) on a management change thesis, we believe we still are giving credit for a much better-run company. However, at the very least, the macro constrains the pace of progress and we submit there is relatively greater risk than for peers in how the new WFT climbs out of the downturn (and we see some risk to 4Q16 as well). That said, risks to our more negative view include 1) potential strong recovery in production-oriented (opex) spending (albeit presumably with more competition in the U.S. than during the last downturn), 2) even greater savings from shutting in pumping (although we already estimate $180MM in savings yr./yr. in '17 related to this) and 3) generally low expectations." (1/27/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Weatherford enjoys a leading position in the global oilfield services market. Its broad and technologically complex product/service offerings and its growing presence in the Eastern Hemisphere are other positives. The company is also well positioned to take advantage of multi-year expansion in the international upstream segment. Moreover, OPEC’s deal to curb oil production amid oversupplied commodity market is a boon for major oilfield services players like Weatherford. Following this Weatherford is likely to get more contracts from exploration and production companies for efficiently setting up oil and gas wells. In fact, Weatherford won as high as $1 billion contracts this year till now." (10/6/2016)

  • Barclays PLC analysts commented, "With near-term liquidity issues resolved, shares of WFT should start to recapture substantial YTD underperformance as focus starts so shift towards potential recovery amid low expectations," said the analyst.Related Link: Weatherford Upgraded To Overweight By Simmons, Sees 35% UpsideAdditionally, Anderson noted Weatherford stock has been "heavily" underperforming oil prices since February, as the stock price remained "flat," while West Texas Intermediate crude oil jumped 65 percent. Due the underperformance, the analyst believes the company to be undervalued.The analyst re-emphasized Weatherford's limited potential, however. "We emphasize the WFT story remains challenged with a highly levered balance sheet and a weaker operational position versus the Big 3 as the company doesn't possess the scale in either North America or internationally to compete in markets becoming increasingly integrated," (6/6/2016)

Who owns Weatherford International PLC stock?

Weatherford International PLC's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.94%), Van ECK Associates Corp (2.77%), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (1.19%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.02%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.75%) and Allianz Asset Management AG (0.52%). Company insiders that own Weatherford International PLC stock include Bernard J Duroc-Danner, David J Butters, Douglas M Mills, Francis S Kalman and Krishna Shivram.

Who sold Weatherford International PLC stock? Who is selling Weatherford International PLC stock?

Weatherford International PLC's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Allianz Asset Management AG, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., Janus Capital Management LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP and Bluestein R H & Co..

Who bought Weatherford International PLC stock? Who is buying Weatherford International PLC stock?

Weatherford International PLC's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Van ECK Associates Corp, State Street Corp, Tide Point Capital Management LP, Marshall Wace LLP, Precocity Capital LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Putnam Investments LLC and Comerica Bank. Company insiders that have bought Weatherford International PLC stock in the last two years include Francis S Kalman and Krishna Shivram.

How do I buy Weatherford International PLC stock?

Shares of Weatherford International PLC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Weatherford International PLC stock cost?

One share of Weatherford International PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $5.57.

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Last Updated on 2/26/2017 by Staff