Jefferies Downgrades Forum Energy Technologies (FET) to Hold

May 2, 2013 7:22 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Jefferies downgraded Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE: FET) from Buy to Hold with a price target of $30.00 (from $31.00).

The firm comments, "We see modestly unfavorable near term trends/risk in the U.S. for FET in Drilling (less rig upgrading and slower rig count recovery) and Flow Equipment (supplier de-stocking and lower market share with Big 3 pumpers) and thus we think 2013E EPS could miss new guidance. We lower 2013E EPS to $1.70. We actually raise 2014, but in effect apply a lower multiple on nearer term EPS risk to tweak our PT to $30; downgrade to Hold from Buy."

Jefferies cut FY 2013 EPS estimates from $1.80 to $1.70 but raised FY 2014 EPS from $2.10 to $2.30.

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Shares of Forum Energy Technologies closed at $27.20 yesterday.


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