Global Hunter ups ratings on several offshore oil services companies, saying global rig demand...

|By:, SA News Editor

Global Hunter ups ratings on several offshore oil services companies, saying global rig demand is benefiting from an opening up of U.S. permits. It raises Gulfmark Offshore (GLF -2.5%) to accumulate, and Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS -3.8%), Noble (NE +4.4%), Oceaneering International (OII +1.3%) and Rowan (RDC +0.3%) to buy.