Analysts Predict 41% Upside For THIS oil ETF

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From ETF Channel: Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself. 

For the Oil Services ETF (Symbol: OIH), we found that the implied analyst target price for the ETF based upon its underlying holdings is $27.62 per unit.

With OIH trading at a recent price near $19.58 per unit, that means that analysts see 41.08% upside for this ETF looking through to the average analyst targets of the underlying holdings. Three of OIH’s underlying holdings with notable upside to their analyst target prices are Tenaris SA (Symbol: TS), Superior Energy Services, Inc. (Symbol: SPN), and US Silica Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: SLCA). Although TS has traded at a recent price of $28.86/share, the average analyst target is 48.13% higher at $42.75/share. Similarly, SPN has 46.86% upside from the recent share price of $7.32 if the average analyst target price of $10.75/share is reached, and analysts on average are expecting SLCA to reach a target price of $18.79/share, which is 41.88% above the recent price of $13.24. Below is a twelve-month price history chart comparing the stock performance of TS, SPN, and SLCA:

Combined, TS, SPN, and SLCA represent 7.65% of the Oil Services ETF. Below is a summary table of the current analyst target prices discussed above:

Name Symbol Recent Price Avg. Analyst 12-Mo. Target % Upside to Target
Oil Services ETF OIH $19.58 $27.62 41.08%
Tenaris SA TS $28.86 $42.75 48.13%
Superior Energy Services, Inc. SPN $7.32 $10.75 46.86%
US Silica Holdings, Inc. SLCA $13.24 $18.79 41.88%

Are analysts justified in these targets, or overly optimistic about where these stocks will be trading 12 months from now? Do the analysts have a valid justification for their targets or are they behind the curve on recent company and industry developments? A high price target relative to a stock’s trading price can reflect optimism about the future, but can also be a precursor to target price downgrades if the targets were a relic of the past. These are questions that require further investor research.

The VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) was trading at $18.91 per share on Wednesday morning, up $0.16 (+0.85%). Year-to-date, OIH has declined -27.41%, versus a 2.16% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

OIH currently has an ETF Daily News SMART Grade of C (Neutral), and is ranked #28 of 38 ETFs in the Energy Equities ETFs category.

This article is brought to you courtesy of ETF Channel.