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Global Hunter Securities Starts Core Laboratories (CLB) at Buy

December 4, 2012 8:45 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Price: $157.99 +1.03%

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Global Hunter Securities initiates coverage on Core Laboratories (NYSE: CLB) with a Buy. PT $135.00.

The firm comments, "We are initiating coverage of Core Labs with a Buy rating and $135 price target on the basis of the global oil market's growing reliance upon unconventional and deepwater production and the company's status as one of the industry's go-to providers of dynamic reservoir characterization. The company specializes in enhancing recovery factors from the world's hydrocarbon reservoirs, which will be essential to the long-term preservation of the global hydrocarbon age. Although the stock isn't particularly cheap at ~21x forward earnings, the company's consistent track record of generating exceptional returns on capital relative to its peers suggests that CLB should trade at a substantial premium to the group. In our view, building visibility in the global deepwater markets and a steady prognosis for the North American onshore complex present investors with an attractive opportunity to own this best-in-class name well off its 2012 highs."

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Shares of Core Laboratories closed at $102.54 yesterday.




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