Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) Price Target & Stock Check

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) shares traded +17.29% during the most recent session. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $23.60 within the next 52-weeks.  Since analyst price targets calculations are subjective, there often can be a wide range of targets from various analysts.  This is the consensus price target based on the analysts polled by Thomson Reuters’ First Call as of today’s date.  

Sell-side analysts are able to use multiple metrics in order to help calculate target price estimates. A widely used metric is a company’s preice to earnings ratio. This calculation is derived from dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. currently has a P/E Ratio of N/A. Investors might also evaluate a company’s PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. If a company has a PEG Ratio under one, it may be seen as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio over one, it may represent that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. Currently, the company has a PEG Ratio of 0.00.

Looking at stock performance, company shares have recently traded $3.57 away from the 50-day moving average of $23.36 and $6.06 away from the 200-day moving average of $20.87. The stock has been recently noted -1.50% off of the 52-week high of 27.34 and +146.27% off of the 52-week low of 10.94. Monitoring the stock price relative to moving averages and highs and lows for the year may help evaluate the value of the stock in the future.