Basic Energy Services (BAS) versus Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII)
Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS) and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Basic Energy Services and Oceaneering International, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Basic Energy Services||0||2||2||0||2.50|
Basic Energy Services presently has a consensus target price of $25.43, indicating a potential upside of 200.95%. Oceaneering International has a consensus target price of $25.36, indicating a potential upside of 33.77%. Given Basic Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Basic Energy Services is more favorable than Oceaneering International.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
98.7% of Basic Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Basic Energy Services shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Oceaneering International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Basic Energy Services has a beta of 2.5....