Shares of Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS) were up 3.9% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $5.30 and last traded at $5.29, with a volume of 304,716 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $5.09.

A number of analysts have recently commented on HOS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 14th. TheStreet cut shares of Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Clarkson Capital upgraded shares of Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, May 13th. Iberia Capital cut shares of Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Stephens upgraded shares of Hornbeck Offshore Services from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Hornbeck Offshore Services presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.39.

The company’s market capitalization is $186.77 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $6.77 and a 200-day moving average of $8.65.

Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.57) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.39) by $0.18. The company earned $53.67 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $66.74 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 60.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.53 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Hornbeck Offshore Services will post ($1.93) earnings per share for the current year.

Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc provides marine transportation, subsea installation and accommodation support services to exploration and production, oilfield service, offshore construction and the United States military customers. The Company focuses on providing marine solutions for the deepwater and ultradeepwater energy industry in domestic and select foreign locations.

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