NYSE gainers: Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT), SouFun Holdings (NYSE:SFUN), Precision Drilling (NYSE:PDS), Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS)



Staff at the Shannon Way-based oil rig manufacturer Weatherford International Ltd (NYSE:WFT) are downing tools to cycle 400 miles to the French capital in a bid to raise £10,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. Daryl Stroud is the company’s managing director and will join his team, which includes a worker based in the US who will fly over for the July event. Weatherford International Ltd (NYSE:WFT) stock performance was 6.81% in last session and finished the day at $18.20. Traded volume was 21.76million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 8.94million shares. The beta of the stock remained 2.29. Weatherford International Ltd (NYSE:WFT) insider ownership is 0.60%.

Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of SouFun Holdings Ltd (NYSE:SFUN) from a neutral rating to a buy rating. The firm now has a $16.20 price target on that stock. SouFun Holdings Ltd (NYSE:SFUN) rose 7.47 percent to $13.67 Wednesday on volume of 11.25million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $12.85 to $13.78. SouFun Holdings Ltd (NYSE:SFUN) has a market capitalization of $21.29billion.

Precision Drilling Corp. (USA) (NYSE:PDS) jumped 6.6 percent to C$13.76 after analysts at Morgan Stanley raised their rating for the stock to overweight, the equivalent of a buy, as the company is positioned to “capture outsize share” of natural gas drilling activity in the coming years. Precision Drilling Corp (USA) (NYSE:PDS)’s stock on Apr 16, 2014 reported a increase of 5.86% to the closing price of $12.47. Its fifty two weeks range is $7.29 -$12.53. The total market capitalization recorded $3.64billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 8.03million shares. In its share capital, PDS has 292.17million outstanding shares.

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) as a buy. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. On Wednesday, shares of Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) advanced 5.71% to close the day at $46.87. Company return on investment (ROI) is 9.50% and its monthly performance is recorded as 12.45%. Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) quarterly revenue growth is 7.13%.

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