Parker Drilling Co. (PKD) Drops 9.72% on December 28

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Parker Drilling Co. (PKD) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Monday December 28 as the stock slid 9.72% to $1.95, a loss of $-0.21 per share. Starting at an opening price of $2.10 a share, the stock traded between $1.93 and $2.11 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 375,150 shares over 1,853 trades, against an average daily volume of 681,192 shares and a total float of 123.18 million.

The losses send Parker Drilling Co. down to a market cap of $240.2 million. In the last year, Parker Drilling Co. has traded between $4.55 and $1.83, and its 50-day SMA is currently $2.64 and 200-day SMA is $3.10.

Parker Drilling Co provides contract drilling and drilling-related services and rental tools. Its business segments include Rental Tools, U.S. Barge Drilling, U.S. Drilling, International Drilling, and Technical Services.

Parker Drilling Co. is based out of Houston, TX and has some 3,443 employees. Its CEO is Gary G. Rich.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Parker Drilling Co., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for PKD. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

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