Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS)’s share price shot up 3.9% on Friday . The company traded as high as $5.30 and last traded at $5.29, with a volume of 304,716 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.09.

A number of research firms have weighed in on HOS. Stephens raised Hornbeck Offshore Services from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Iberia Capital downgraded Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Clarkson Capital raised Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, May 13th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.39.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $6.71 and its 200-day moving average price is $8.65. The firm’s market cap is $186.77 million.

Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.57) earnings per share (EPS) 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 firm’s revenue was down 60.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.53 earnings per share. On average, equities 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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