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  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. With all the attention paid to fracking, what is are the good investment opportunities?

    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 ...
  10. Whatever you think of fracking, it has done one thing: kept the price of natural gas from increasing more than it has.

    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.
  11. Want to make money in the oil and gas industry?

    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 ...
  14. The world's energy demands will keep rising as supplies become harder to find and exploit. These factors should propel a energy stock bull market for some time to come.

    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 ...
  15. 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.
  16. 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 ...
  17. During a strong trend many traders wait for a big pullback to enter, because it feels like a

    Consolidations Leading to Upside Breakouts?

    April 1, 2014
    After runs higher, these stocks are taking a breather, potentially for another run up.
  18. As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply.

    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 ...
  19. Chicos FAS has tried to climb above $20 for the past year and a half, but was rejected once again at the start of 2014.

    Stocks Poised For Another Leg Lower

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

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

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

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    August 1, 2013
    Weatherford posts a significant operating miss, and needs to get better soon
  26. 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
  27. Schlumberger Leads The Way, Like It Usually Does

    July 22, 2013
    Once again, Schlumberger leads the way among the major energy service companies.
  28. 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.
  29. 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?
  30. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ...
  33. Have Investors Gone Overboard With Halliburton?

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

    January 22, 2013
    Schlumberger is still facing tough industry conditions.
  35. 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 ...
  36. Another Quarter Of Discontent For Energy Services?

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

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

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

    October 22, 2012
    Disappointing margins aren't helping Baker Hughes improve its reputation.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  44. 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, ...
  45. Weatherford Has To Be Better

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

    July 24, 2012
    Halliburton seems more stable, but the energy market is still vulnerable.
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. Carbo Ceramics

    May 11, 2012
    Carbo Ceramics reported solid financial results for the first quarter of 2012.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. Flotek Looks To Keep Growth Flowing

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

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

    February 27, 2012
    Despite underperforming over the last six months, Basic Energy offers an impressive valuation discount.
  60. Cameron Waiting For The Subsea Story To Surface

    February 7, 2012
    Cameron's present is a little challenging, but the future is bright.
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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?
  63. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    December 8, 2011
    Kirby is a great mix of stability and growth potential.
  64. 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.
  65. A Superior Offer For Complete Production

    October 14, 2011
    Superior makes a bid for further energy service consolidation.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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. ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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. ...
  70. Can Drilling Growth Prop Up Carbo Ceramics?

    August 5, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics needs to boost capacity and see overseas demand improve.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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.
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Oil Stocks Showing Weakness

    May 13, 2011
    Based on recent price action, it could be a long summer for oil stocks.
  77. 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.
  78. This HERO's Tale Unfortunately Common

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

    April 4, 2011
    Baker Hughes sees positive industry trends supporting long term demand for oil services.
  80. 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 ...
  81. The War Over Hydraulic Fracturing

    September 15, 2010
    The outcome a regulatory battle over hydraulic fracturing will have an impact on many public companies.
  82. 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.
  83. Mexico Gets Aggressive On Oil And Gas

    July 23, 2010
    Mexico is working overtime to stop the decline in oil production and is exploring on its own and with foreign companies to ...
  84. Will The EPA Crack Down On "Fracking"?

    July 12, 2010
    The Gulf oil spill has pushed pollution concerns to the forefront, and helped to put shale gas exploration back on the EPA's ...
  85. KBR Analyst Day Review

    June 29, 2010
    We'll look at some highlights from KBR's recent analyst meeting.
  86. BP Share Price A Steal?

    June 15, 2010
    BP's valuation has been unduly punished and represents a very interesting risk/reward tradeoff for brave investors.
  87. Gulf Oil Spill Collateral Damage

    May 21, 2010
    The publicly traded energy companies directly involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are well known, but other non-energy ...
  88. Companies Affected By The Oil Spill

    May 14, 2010
    Whether in a positive or a negative way, these companies are feeling the effects of the recent oil rig explosion.
  89. Transocean Far From Sunk

    May 11, 2010
    The Deepwater Horizon accident dominates the news about Transocean, but the stock's sell-off seems overdone.
  90. The Great Oil Spill Of 2010

    May 4, 2010
    The Great Oil Spill of 2010 is an environmental disaster but also has a financial impact on many publicly traded companies. ...
  91. All Clear In Energy Services?

    April 28, 2010
    Schlumberger's management talked about a bottom in energy services, but do fundamentals matter in the face of energy prices? ...
  92. If You Can't Beat 'Em, Buy 'Em

    April 15, 2010
    Are a few deals the herald for a wave of M&A activity in energy?
  93. Drilling Into Oilfield Services Companies

    February 25, 2010
    How will Schlumberger's plan of purchasing Smith International affect the company's future?
  94. Executive Bonuses Must Go

    December 3, 2009
    Professor Henry Mintzberg wrote an article about why executive bonuses must go. We look at the Forbes' CEO compensation list ...
  95. 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.
  96. Oil Services Still The Best Way To Play Crude

    October 22, 2009
    Crude's resurgence can best be played through these oil service stocks.
  97. Hidden Gems For 2010

    July 1, 2009
    These hidden gems might just be the perfect fit for your portfolio in 2010.
  98. 5 Stocks Poised For A Pullback

    April 28, 2009
    The overbought reading on the RSI may be used by bullish traders to suggest that the rally is weakening and that it may be ...
  99. Stocks Trading Near Their Lows

    April 8, 2009
    When stocks are trading near their lows, there are some possible value plays. We look at some companies that show promise ...
  100. Drilling Deep Into The Chevron Earnings Report

    February 5, 2009
    Chevron struggles to grow production amid large declines in North American upstream spending.
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