BHI : Analysis & Opinions

  1. CAPEX Spending In The Energy Sector Keeps On Growing

    January 31, 2014
    As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply. That fact ...
  2. 20% of S&P Already Reported - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 18, 2013
    Total earnings growth for these companies is in the negative outside of the Finance sector.
  3. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    August 1, 2013
    Weatherford posts a significant operating miss, and needs to get better soon
  4. Expectations, Not Operations, Weighing On Halliburton

    July 22, 2013
    Halliburton is keeping pace with its siblings, and still looks like a good play on an energy services recovery
  5. Schlumberger Leads The Way, Like It Usually Does

    July 22, 2013
    Once again, Schlumberger leads the way among the major energy service companies.
  6. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  7. Schlumberger Looks Good At Today's Prices

    April 22, 2013
    Schlumberger remains the best of breed in the oil services sector, and the price is getting attractive.
  8. Dover May Be Bottoming, But The Street's Already Thinking Recovery

    April 18, 2013
    Dover management is continuing to make the case that results will improve in the second half of 2013. Remember that while ...
  9. Halliburton Beats, Profit Down - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Major oilfield services provider Halliburton Company (HAL) reported slightly better-than-anticipated fourth quarter 2012 ...
  10. Schlumberger Still Facing A Tough Enviroment

    January 22, 2013
    Schlumberger is still facing tough industry conditions.
  11. Schlumberger Reports In-Line 4Q - Analyst Blog

    January 18, 2013
    The world's largest oilfield services provider Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) reported adjusted fourth quarter 2012 earnings of ...
  12. Another Quarter Of Discontent For Energy Services?

    December 17, 2012
    Early warnings point to another bad quarter for service companies.
  13. Schlumberger and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 14, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq decreasing 0.8%, the S&P 500 declining 0.2% and the Dow falling 0.1%. The energy ...
  14. Up/Downgrades

    November 26, 2012
    New York, May 16th ( - Research Calls ahead of the market open. PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) was upgraded to Outperform ...
  15. Liquefied Natural Gas Costs Set To Rise

    November 19, 2012
    Here is a review of events impacting investors and stocks that occured in the energy sector in the week ending Nov. 16, 2 ...
  16. Schlumberger's: The Reliable Name In An Unreliable Sector

    October 25, 2012
    Schlumberger leads its sector, but how much is leadership worth?
  17. Ecolab Continues A Switch From Defense To Offense

    October 25, 2012
    Ecolab is taking on some risk but improving its growth prospects with a deal for Champion.
  18. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 19, 2012

    October 22, 2012
    A summary of important events that investors should know about in the Energy Sector for the week ending Oct. 19, 2012.
  19. Why the Stunning Natural Gas Rally is Far From Over

    October 15, 2012
    If you were in a room of investors this past spring and told them that natural gas prices would soon stage a stunning rebound, ...
  20. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 12, 2012

    October 15, 2012
    A review of important events that occurred in the energy sector for the week ending Oct. 12, 2012.
  21. Baker Among Energy's Biggest Movers on August 30, 2012

    August 30, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.9%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.7%; and the Dow has decreased ...
  22. Is Basic Energy Already Priced For The Worst Case?

    August 1, 2012
    Basic Energy's valuation seems to assume a much worse decline than the company is seeing. Although the stock looks undervalued, ...
  23. Weatherford's 2Q Pre-Tax Results - Analyst Blog

    July 26, 2012
    Leading oilfield services company Weatherford International Ltd. (WFT) reported its preliminary second quarter 2012 adjusted ...
  24. Is Halliburton Finding The Bottom?

    July 24, 2012
    Halliburton seems more stable, but the energy market is still vulnerable.
  25. Schlumberger - A Closer Look At Second Quarter Of 2012 Earnings

    July 24, 2012
    Schlumberger's earnings report for the second quarter may have temporarily satisified energy investors.
  26. Upcoming Energy Events You Should Know This Week

    July 23, 2012
    Upcoming energy events you should know for the week ending Jul. 27, 2012, and a recap of last week's news.
  27. Stock Market News for July 23, 2012 - Market News

    July 23, 2012
    European debt concerns returned to haunt the markets and overshadowed strong corporate results to end the benchmarks' three-day ...
  28. Today's Major NYSE Movers, Including CMG

    July 20, 2012
    The market is down this morning. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.7%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.7%; and the Dow is trading down ...
  29. Schlumberger Wins Panuco Bid - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    Oilfield services behemoth Schlumberger Limited (SLB), along with its partner, U.K.'s oil Petrofac Ltd., won an integrated ...
  30. No Greek Rally For Oil

    June 19, 2012
    Despite the market getting what appeared to be its desired result from Greece's election this weekend, riskier assets, including ...
  31. QE Prospects Lift Oil

    June 7, 2012
    Following the European Central Bank Meeting today and ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's congressional testimony ...
  32. Goldman Says Now Is The Time For Energy Stocks

    June 4, 2012
    With the market's steep sell-off over the last few weeks, a variety of bargains are beginning to emerge. According to investment ...
  33. Oil Drummed

    May 24, 2012
    New York, May 23rd ( - Increased supply, rising inventories and more concerns about Europe combined to ...
  34. Hidden Value Gem

    May 12, 2012
    Have you ever noticed that almost every ETF that frames itself as a value play sort of looks just like the next value ETF? ...
  35. Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day Highlights: Align Technology, ...

    May 3, 2012
    Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day Highlights: Align Technology, Baker Hughes, Research In Motion, Apple and Google - Press Releases
  36. Is This The Trough For Halliburton?

    April 19, 2012
    We look at the energy industry and see if Halliburton has seen the worst, and whether future difficulties are already priced ...
  37. Oil Stocks: Geithner Says Economy Can Handle Higher Gas Prices

    April 17, 2012
    In an interview with ABCs "This Week," US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was optimistic on the economy's state and ...
  38. Flotek Looks To Keep Growth Flowing

    April 6, 2012
    Flotek is riding the oil boom with patented technology.
  39. Weatherford's Tax Issues Shouldn't Obscure A Good Story

    February 27, 2012
    Weatherford has the right skills in the right markets.
  40. Is Basic Energy Services An Overlooked Stock?

    February 27, 2012
    Despite underperforming over the last six months, Basic Energy offers an impressive valuation discount.
  41. Can Whiting Petroleum Bring The Love Back?

    February 27, 2012
    Whiting Petroleum no longer gets a premium, but its assets are still valuable.
  42. Land Drilling Cycle Tries For One More Year

    February 9, 2012
    Oil companies have not yet seen the impact of cuts in dry gas drilling. Most of this activity is shifting to oil and liquid ...
  43. Schlumberger – A Look At Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings

    January 25, 2012
    Schlumberger reported a solid earnings report for the final quarter of 2011 and believes that the drilling cycle will continue ...
  44. Will Low Prices Gas Halliburton's Margins?

    January 24, 2012
    Halliburton's North American margins are an issue, but is the value too compelling to ignore?
  45. Get Ready For Higher Prices At The Pump

    January 3, 2012
    Growing demand coupled with rising feedstock prices will ultimately drive gas prices higher.
  46. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    December 8, 2011
    Kirby is a great mix of stability and growth potential.
  47. A Superior Offer For Complete Production

    October 14, 2011
    Superior makes a bid for further energy service consolidation.
  48. Can Drilling Growth Prop Up Carbo Ceramics?

    August 5, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics needs to boost capacity and see overseas demand improve.
  49. Oil Service Companies Love Iraq

    August 3, 2011
    Oil service companies are seeing an increase in business from customers working in Iraq, as the country works toward its ...
  50. Coiled Tubing Capacity Set To Grow

    July 26, 2011
    The industry is adding a large amount of coiled tubing capacity in the United States in 2011, as operators utilize these ...
  51. Halliburton Waits For The World To Catch Up

    July 20, 2011
    Halliburton's North American business is booming and there's still time for investors to capitalize on the rise.
  52. Petrohawk Flies Into The Sunset

    July 19, 2011
    BHP's deal for Petrohawk shows that large buyers care about asset value more than stock market prices.
  53. A Look At Basic Energy Services

    July 11, 2011
    This company offers a range of oil services to U.S. operators, and it has seen extra growth from core operations in the Permian ...
  54. Same Old Story For Oil Service Costs

    May 2, 2011
    Oil service costs continue to rise in North America, particularly in the high-growth unconventional shale plays.
  55. Whiting Petroleum: Right Place, Right Time, Right Type

    April 29, 2011
    Whiting's shortfall this quarter is a buying opportunity for aggressive investors.
  56. 5 Stocks At 52-Week Highs

    February 23, 2011
    Five stocks in five different industries at different points in their business cycle. These stocks are hitting highs in their ...
  57. Q4 Earnings Results Superlatives

    February 2, 2011
    There are three clear leading groups that can be determined, based on Q4's earnings numbers.
  58. Schlumberger Sets A Fast Pace

    January 25, 2011
    Schlumberger continues to benefit from high energy prices and a lot of exploration and production activity.
  59. Higher Gas Prices Around The Corner

    January 21, 2011
    As the world’s economy really begins growing again, higher gasoline prices are on their way back.
  60. Carbo Ceramics Sees Rebound In 2010

    January 3, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics saw an increase in sales of ceramic proppant as the recovery in oil and gas drilling took hold in 2010.
  61. Superior Energy Moves Away From Gulf

    December 22, 2010
    Superior Energy has diversified away from its roots as a Gulf of Mexico oriented oil services company and is looking to grow ...
  62. The War Over Hydraulic Fracturing

    September 15, 2010
    The outcome a regulatory battle over hydraulic fracturing will have an impact on many public companies.
  63. A Nabor-ly Deal For Superior Well Services

    August 10, 2010
    Nabors takes a large step into the services arena, and a prime buyout target goes away.
  64. Halliburton Sets A High Bar

    July 20, 2010
    Halliburton's results reflect the strong drilling activity going on around America.
  65. Stock Drops In May 2010

    June 1, 2010
    The worst performing stocks during May 2010 were in a range of sectors and suffered issues that aggravated the market-induced ...
  66. There's More To Life Than Shale

    May 11, 2010
    Investors and the industry are infatuated with shale plays but there is other news going on.
  67. Drilling Into Oilfield Services Companies

    February 25, 2010
    How will Schlumberger's plan of purchasing Smith International affect the company's future?
  68. Schlumberger Giveth And Taketh Away

    January 28, 2010
    A review of fourth-quarter 2009 earnings and management commentary indicates optimism on Iraq, along with worry on the gas-directed ...
  69. Halliburton Hoping To Ride Energy Rebound

    January 27, 2010
    Halliburton and other energy service companies usually lag the energy industry. With a rebound coming, Halliburton hopes ...
  70. Clues About The Oil Services Cycle

    October 28, 2009
    Oil service management teams have a unique view of the cycle, and share those views during earnings conference calls.
  71. Large Cap Winners In September

    October 5, 2009
    A review of the best performing large cap stocks in September, 2009.
  72. August's 5 Worst Stocks

    September 8, 2009
    The five worst performing stocks in August 2009 in the S&P 500 were stocks that missed expectations.
  73. Is The Land Rig Recovery For Real?

    August 6, 2009
    The U.S. land rig count has increased for three straight weeks. Is this a real bottom in the cycle or a head fake?
  74. Rig Count Still In Free Fall

    April 7, 2009
    The North American land rig count is still dropping and until it bottoms, investors may be reluctant to get into some of ...
  75. BJ Services Under Pressure

    November 4, 2008
    BJ Services isn't the strongest player in its field, but valuation has fallen to a near-ridiculous level.
  76. Riding The Cycle With Weatherford

    October 23, 2008
    North America is likely to slow, but this quality energy services company should continue to see strong overseas growth.
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