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  1. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Crude Dives Again; Energy Transfer Partners-Regency ...

    January 28, 2015
    Crude prices fell to its lowest level since March 2009, while pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (ETP) has agreed ...
  2. Stock Market News for January 27, 2015 - Market News

    January 27, 2015
    Markets ended its choppy session in the green as continuing positive impact from the European Central Bank’s monetary ...
  3. Stock Market News for January 26, 2015 - Market News

    January 26, 2015
    Benchmarks ended mostly in the red after gaining for four consecutive days as materials stocks finished in the negative territory
  4. After Earnings, How Are Oil Service ETFs Looking for 2015? - ...

    January 23, 2015
    With plunging oil prices can the oil service ETFs survive a difficult year?
  5. Halliburton Company (HAL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 23, 2015
    We are downgrading our investment thesis on oilfield services behemoth Halliburton to Underperform from Neutral. With crude ...
  6. Stock Market News for January 21, 2015 - Market News

    January 21, 2015
    Benchmarks ended Tuesday’s choppy trading session in the green led by gains from technology shares
  7. Halliburton Defies Oil Price Free Fall to Beat Q4 Earnings - ...

    January 20, 2015
    Halliburton Company (HAL) reported strong fourth-quarter 2014 results although oil price plummeted throughout the quarter.
  8. Baker Hughes Beats Q4 Earnings & Revenues, Grows Y/Y - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $1.44 a share, which ...
  9. Stock Market News for January 20, 2015 - Market News

    January 20, 2015
    Markets were closed on Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
  10. IMF Cuts, Q4 Earnings Mixed - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2015
    This morning, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its global growth forecast by 30 basis points, while big players ...
  11. After Schlumberger: What's Next for Oil-Field Services Stocks? ...

    January 19, 2015
    Following Schlumberger's earnings report, what is next for the rest of the oil field services industry?
  12. Will Halliburton Miss Q4 Earnings Amid Oil Price Predicament? ...

    January 19, 2015
    Halliburton Co. (HAL) is set to release fourth-quarter 2014 financial results before the opening bell on Jan 20. Our proven ...
  13. U.S. Rig Count Falls Most in 6 Years as Oil Stays Below $50 - ...

    January 19, 2015
    Number of rigs searching for oil and gas in U.S. was down by 74 from the previous week to 1,676.
  14. Q4 Earnings Take a Breather for MLK Day - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 19, 2015
    Aside from a typically favorable earnings report out of Intel last week, most numbers from the big names reporting thus far ...
  15. Stock Market News for January 14, 2015 - Market News

    January 14, 2015
    Benchmarks ended in negative territory for the third-straight session on Tuesday erasing solid initial gains as another slump ...
  16. Stock Market News for January 13, 2015 - Market News

    January 13, 2015
    Markets ended in the red zone for the second-consecutive day on Monday as oil price slide continued to dent investor sentiment
  17. BP GoM Unfavorable Spillover Ruling Upheld by U.S. Court - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    BP plc's (BP) ongoing court case tied to its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill suffered a setback on Friday.
  18. Stock Market News for January 12, 2015 - Market News

    January 12, 2015
    Benchmarks snapped two-straight days of solid gains to end in the red on Friday as decline in average hourly wages dented ...
  19. U.S. Rig Count Sees Massive Fall as Oil & Gas Drilling Suffers ...

    January 6, 2015
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a heavy fall in the U.S. ...
  20. U.S. Rig Count Drops Sharply as Oil, Gas Drilling Falls - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Number of rigs searching for oil and gas in U.S. was down by 18 from the previous week to 1,875.
  21. Breaking Down the Halliburton Baker Hughes Deal

    December 18, 2014
    Halliburton is using a downturn to get bigger and stronger in the long term, and the company is getting Baker Hughes at a ...
  22. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Repsol to Buy Talisman in $13B Deal ...

    December 16, 2014
    Taking advantage of the crude slump, Spain's Repsol S.A. (REPYY) has agreed to buy Canada's Talisman Energy Inc. (TLM) in ...
  23. Abenomics Finds Recession, Selloff - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 17, 2014
    The hope was that spending will get back to 'normal' in the September quarter and start ramping up in the final quarter of ...
  24. Bear of the Day: Carbo Ceramics (CRR) - Bear of the Day

    November 14, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Carbo Ceramics (CRR) - Bear of the Day
  25. Bear of the Day: Baker Hughes (BHI) - Bear of the Day

    November 4, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Baker Hughes (BHI) - Bear of the Day
  26. The Difference Between Oil Services And Refiners

    October 22, 2014
    Oil service companies and refiners both play an important role in the oil industry, but they tend to profit more in opposite ...
  27. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  28. Fracking Can't Happen Without These Companies

    August 8, 2014
    With all the attention paid to fracking, what is are the good investment opportunities? Are the companies that extract oil ...
  29. How Fracking Affects Natural Gas Prices

    August 8, 2014
    Whatever you think of fracking, it has done one thing: kept the price of natural gas from increasing any more than it has.
  30. Why Schlumberger Is A Name You Should Know

    August 8, 2014
    Want to make money in the oil and gas industry? Be an ancillary service provider--that's where the real money is.
  31. A Herd of S&P 500 Q2 Earnings Reports - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 21, 2014
    We'll see a high volume of Q2 earnings reports this week, with more 140 S&P 500 members posting results.
  32. Barron's Recap: The New Contrarian Stocks

    July 20, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: six contrarian stock picks, how Barron's stock picks fared in the first half, as ...
  33. How To Capitalize On Rising Energy Prices

    June 4, 2014
    The world's energy demands will keep rising as supplies become harder to find and exploit. These factors should propel a ...
  34. A Big Earnings Week Ahead - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 21, 2014
    Earnings will be front and center this week and will determine whether stocks sustain or lose last week's momentum.
  35. 3 Oilfield Stocks For Value And Growth

    April 18, 2014
    The market seems to be in upheaval this year, yet the S&P is only down 1% year to date. So what's going on? #-ad_banner-#Simply ...
  36. Consolidations Leading to Upside Breakouts?

    April 1, 2014
    After runs higher, these stocks are taking a breather, potentially for another run up.
  37. 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 ...
  38. Stocks Poised For Another Leg Lower

    January 22, 2014
    Four stocks that have fallen off their highs, and will likely continue to do so.
  39. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  40. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  41. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  42. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  43. Why The Market Is Wrong About Oil -- And How You Can Profit

    August 12, 2013
    The duck-billed platypus defies all scientific reason.This beaver-tailed, otter-footed, semi-aquatic creature is the only ...
  44. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    August 1, 2013
    Weatherford posts a significant operating miss, and needs to get better soon
  45. 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
  46. Schlumberger Leads The Way, Like It Usually Does

    July 22, 2013
    Once again, Schlumberger leads the way among the major energy service companies.
  47. Baker Hughes Still Playing Third Fiddle

    July 22, 2013
    Baker Hughes didn't execute particularly well, and expectations for a quick improvement may be optimistic.
  48. Time for This Top Ranked Energy ETF? - ETF News And Commentary

    July 15, 2013
    Should investors consider this top ranked energy ETF for better exposure?
  49. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  50. 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.
  51. With Fracking It’s All About Water Management

    April 5, 2013
    It takes an awfully large amount of water to frack an oil and gas well these days. Given the growth projections for production ...
  52. Have Investors Gone Overboard With Halliburton?

    January 29, 2013
    Halliburton did better than expected, but North America is still dragging heavily.
  53. Schlumberger Still Facing A Tough Enviroment

    January 22, 2013
    Schlumberger is still facing tough industry conditions.
  54. An Unseasonal Natural Gas Injection - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a surprise increase in natural gas supplies on account of warmer-than-normal ...
  55. Another Quarter Of Discontent For Energy Services?

    December 17, 2012
    Early warnings point to another bad quarter for service companies.
  56. Will Core Labs Get Much Cheaper?

    November 13, 2012
    Core Labs is as close to cheap as this high-quality service provider usually gets
  57. Schlumberger's: The Reliable Name In An Unreliable Sector

    October 25, 2012
    Schlumberger leads its sector, but how much is leadership worth?
  58. Baker Hughes Shows That It Can Always Get Worse

    October 22, 2012
    Disappointing margins aren't helping Baker Hughes improve its reputation.
  59. Halliburton Third Quarter Earnings

    October 17, 2012
    Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 17, 2012. Halliburton provides ...
  60. 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.
  61. Does A Shake-Up At Seadrill Really Change Anything?

    October 3, 2012
    Seadrill's changes sound bigger than they likely are. The nature of Seadrill's management structure should mitigate some ...
  62. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  63. 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, ...
  64. Weatherford Has To Be Better

    July 25, 2012
    Weatherford is cheap, but not without good reason.
  65. Is Halliburton Finding The Bottom?

    July 24, 2012
    Halliburton seems more stable, but the energy market is still vulnerable.
  66. Better Operating Performance Should Let Baker Hughes' Value Emerge

    July 23, 2012
    Baker Hughes is still facing a difficult 2012, but the self-inflicted wounds seem to be healing.
  67. Energy Sector's Biggest Movers for July 20, 2012: BHI and More

    July 20, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.7%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.7%; and the Dow is ...
  68. ETFs For Playing The Surge In Unconventional Energy

    June 21, 2012
    Production from assets such as shale rock, oil sands and natural gas liquids plays is set to explode upwards over the next ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. Murphy Oil Moves Forward In The United States And Malaysia

    May 16, 2012
    Murphy Oil has a premier set of oil and gas assets in the U.S. and Malaysia, and is plannning an aggressive development program ...
  71. Carbo Ceramics

    May 11, 2012
    Carbo Ceramics reported solid financial results for the first quarter of 2012.
  72. Baker Hughes - Q1 2012 Review

    April 30, 2012
    Baker Hughes reported lower pretax margins in the company's North American operations, as the company was hurt by an industry ...
  73. Rebuilding Japan

    April 30, 2012
    There are numerous ways to play the eventual recovery in Japan. Betting on infrastructure is a very fundamental way to do ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. Halliburton Q1 2012 Earnings Review

    April 19, 2012
    Halliburton reported solid earnings for the first quarter of 2012, but is still having to deal with disruption related to ...
  76. Flotek Looks To Keep Growth Flowing

    April 6, 2012
    Flotek is riding the oil boom with patented technology.
  77. Is Basic Energy Services An Overlooked Stock?

    February 27, 2012
    Despite underperforming over the last six months, Basic Energy offers an impressive valuation discount.
  78. Weatherford's Tax Issues Shouldn't Obscure A Good Story

    February 27, 2012
    Weatherford has the right skills in the right markets.
  79. Cameron Waiting For The Subsea Story To Surface

    February 7, 2012
    Cameron's present is a little challenging, but the future is bright.
  80. Oil Service Companies Hit By Dry Gas Drilling Cuts

    January 31, 2012
    Some oil companies have been hurt by cuts in dry gas drilling in North America. Others are still optimistic about activity ...
  81. 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?
  82. Tiny Mitcham Industries Proving It's Mind Over Matter

    December 8, 2011
    Mitcham is a tiny player, but growing fast on the back of energy exploration activity.
  83. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

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

    October 14, 2011
    Superior makes a bid for further energy service consolidation.
  85. Five Socially Responsible Stocks

    September 28, 2011
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  86. Argentina Oil And Gas Set To Take Off

    August 23, 2011
    Argentina has the third-largest reserves of shale gas in the world, along with ample amounts of shale oil and tight gas.
  87. Uncompleted Well Count Continues To Rise

    August 22, 2011
    The level of uncompleted oil and gas wells in the United States is still rising, as exploration and production companies ...
  88. Higher CAPEX Spending Makes Oil Service Stocks A Buy

    August 9, 2011
    In response to rising oil and gas prices, many E&P firms have doubled their capital spending programs to meet demand.
  89. Can Drilling Growth Prop Up Carbo Ceramics?

    August 5, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics needs to boost capacity and see overseas demand improve.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. Say Hello To C&J Energy Services

    July 21, 2011
    C&J Energy Services is the newest public oil service company for investors to consider.
  93. Newpark Resources Loves Drilling Fluids

    June 24, 2011
    Newpark Resources is in the drilling fluids business and is going head-to-head with the big three oil service companies in ...
  94. Complete Production Services

    June 23, 2011
    Complete Production Services is tied to the drilling cycle in the U.S. and will see increased demand for its services and ...
  95. Oil Stocks Showing Weakness

    May 13, 2011
    Based on recent price action, it could be a long summer for oil stocks.
  96. High Oil Should Make For A Healthy Halliburton

    April 19, 2011
    A strong North American market has tided Halliburton over as international activity picks up.
  97. This HERO's Tale Unfortunately Common

    April 11, 2011
    Accusations of bribery against HERO highlight just how common these practices still are.
  98. Baker Hughes Sees Bright Future

    April 4, 2011
    Baker Hughes sees positive industry trends supporting long term demand for oil services.
  99. Frac Tech Services To Go Public In 2011

    December 20, 2010
    Frac Tech Services, which offers hydraulic fracturing services to exploration and production companies, is going public in ...
  100. The War Over Hydraulic Fracturing

    September 15, 2010
    The outcome a regulatory battle over hydraulic fracturing will have an impact on many public companies.
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