Oil prices probably need to stabilize and/or move up before oilfield services stocks start...

|By:, SA News Editor

Oil prices probably need to stabilize and/or move up before oilfield services stocks start rising again, but demand is strong below the surface, Credit Suisse says, believing current valuations fail to reflect the high level of activity or the stable nature of the North American business. The firm adds Halliburton (HAL) to its Focus List and upgrades Baker Hughes (BHI) to Outperform with a $54 price target (from $40).