Goldman Sachs Upgrades Nabors (NBR) to Conviction Buy

February 14, 2013 7:24 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Price: $22.17 -2.59%

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    16 Buy, 13 Hold, 1 Sell

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    Up: 16 | Down: 12 | New: 33
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Goldman Sachs upgraded Nabors (NYSE: NBR) from Neutral to Conviction Buy with a price target of $23.00 (from $17.00), suggesting 40% upside.

Goldman sees a number of catalysts to narrow the valuation gap, including: "(1) Inflecting NAM rig activity leading to multiple expansion as in prior cycles; (2) margin inflection, as NBR is significantly under-earning with 4Q12E margins below mid-2009 levels; no other peer is that low; (3) cash release to shareholders from high FCF and stock underperformance; (4) corporate restructuring; and (5) around 15%+ IRR on our LBO screen."

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Shares of Nabors closed at $17.16 yesterday.

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