Stock Buzzer: How Analysts Feel About Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc After Reaching 52-Week High?

Stock Buzzer: How Analysts Feel About Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc After Reaching 52 Week High?

The stock of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) hit a new 52-week high and has $12.09 target or 8.00% above today’s $11.19 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $1.54B company. The 1-year high was reported on Dec, 1 by Barchart.com. If the $12.09 price target is reached, the company will be worth $123.20 million more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. About 1.66M shares traded hands. Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) has risen 21.09% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Analysts await Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $-0.01 earnings per share, up 83.33% or $0.05 from last year’s $-0.06 per share. After $0.10 actual earnings per share reported by Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -110.00% negative EPS growth.

Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) Ratings Coverage

Out of 8 analysts covering Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX), 6 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 75% are positive. Helix Energy Solutions has been the topic of 18 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, December 29 with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson given on Thursday, October 6. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, April 12 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Iberia Capital Partners given on Wednesday, February 24. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, April 19 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) earned “Sell” rating by TheStreet on Friday, October 23. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, March 17 to “Overweight”. The stock of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, September 21. Stephens upgraded Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) on Thursday, January 21 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Clarksons Platou given on Tuesday, July 26.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc., is a leading marine contractor and operator of offshore oil and gas properties and production facilities. The company seeks to align the interests of the producer and the contractor by investing in mature offshore oil and gas properties, hub production facilities and proven undeveloped reserve plays where Helix Energy Solutions Group adds value by deploying vessels from its diverse contracting fleet. This unique integration of marine contracting and oil and gas operations is designed to add stability to revenues and earnings in an industry as cyclical as energy.”

More news for Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.’s (HLX) CEO Owen Kratz on Q3 2016 Results …” on October 21, 2016. Fool.com‘s article titled: “Why Earnings Fueled a 34% Surge in Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc’s Stock Today” and published on October 20, 2015 is yet another important article.

HLX Company Profile

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., incorporated on November 17, 1983, is an international offshore energy services company. The Firm provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. The Firm operates in three divisions: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities. The Well Intervention segment includes the Company’s vessels and equipment used to perform well intervention services primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea regions. The Company’s Robotics segment includes remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers and ROVDrills designed to complement offshore construction and well intervention services, and operates over four chartered ROV support vessels. The Company’s Production Facilities segment includes the Helix Producer I (the HP I), a floating production vessel, the Helix Fast Response System (the HFRS), and its ownership interest in Independence Hub, LLC (Independence Hub). The Firm provides services primarily in deepwater in the United States Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Asia Pacific and West Africa regions, and offshore Brazil.

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