| BANGALORE, April 14
BANGALORE, April 14 Shares of Key Energy
Services Inc KEG.N fell as much as 10 percent on Wednesday, a
day after the oilfield services company said contracts for 14
of its rigs with Mexico's state oil monopoly Pemex expired at
the end of the first quarter.
However, Key Energy said three of the rigs in the
Chicontepec field are being relocated at Pemex's request.
RBC Capital Markets analyst Victor Marchon said the stock
fell as the reduced activity in Mexico caused concern among
"They were able to put three of (the) 14 rigs back to work.
But for remaining 11, they still have to find home," Marchon
said, adding that half of the company's rigs in Mexico were out
of contract now.
Shares of the company were down 21 cents at $10.32 in
mid-day trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Earlier in the
session, they touched a low of $9.44.
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(Reporting by Vinay Sarawagi in Bangalore; Editing by Maju