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  1. Judge: Staples and Office Depot Blew It at Trial

    May 18, 2016
    If there's anyone to blame for the failure of the merger between Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP), ...
  2. Why Do Some Failed Mergers Result in Break-Up Fees?

    May 12, 2016
    When mergers go bad, there's often a break-up fee involved of as high as 3-5% of the value of the proposed merger.
  3. Baker Hughes Says Rig Counts Are Still Falling

    May 6, 2016
    The dramatic slowdown in the energy sector continued in April: Oil field industry services player Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI) ...
  4. Halliburton to Pay Big Breakup Fee to Baker Hughes

    May 3, 2016
    That's going to leave a mark. As a consequence of Halliburton's failed attempt to acquire rival Baker Hughes, the oil industry ...
  5. Halliburton Stock Surges Ahead of Earnings (HAL, BHI)

    May 2, 2016
    HAL shares have surged more than 21% year-to-date and are up almost 50% since falling to their 52-week low of $27.64 in January. ...
  6. Baker Hughes at Crossroads After Failed Merger (BHI, HAL)

    May 2, 2016
    Baker Hughes needs to trade forcefully above 50 to break long-term resistance and enter a new uptrend.
  7. How Baker Hughes Will Use $3.5B Breakup Fee from Halliburton

    May 2, 2016
    Baker Hughes will use the $3.5 billion Halliburton break-up fee to improve its capital structure
  8. Halliburton Pre-Announces Q1 Earnings (HAL, BHI)

    April 25, 2016
    How high the stock goes from here will be based on how quickly Halliburton can shift its focus from merely saving on costs ...
  9. Is Halliburton Better Off Without Baker Hughes? (HAL, BHI)

    April 11, 2016
    The analysts believe, despite Halliburton's efforts of appeasing regulators to green-light the Baker Hughes deal, Halliburton ...
  10. Fears of Blocked Baker Hughes Deal Pressures Halliburton (HAL, ...

    April 5, 2016
    Having federal regulators essentially say "this deal will happen over my dead body" would be a major blow to Halliburton.
  11. Can Halliburton Stock Realistically Return 50%? (HAL)

    April 4, 2016
    Assuming Halliburton does return 50% in the next twelve months, the shares are expected to rise to around $52.50, from Friday's ...
  12. A Better Buy: Schlumberger or Halliburton?

    March 14, 2016
    Schlumberger is exhibiting greater technical strength than Halliburton, with two potential buy signals.
  13. Halliburton Stock Declines With Oil Prices (HAL)

    March 11, 2016
    Where oil prices ultimately land is anyone's guess. But Halliburton is positioning itself to capitalize when prices do stabilize. ...
  14. Looking to Invest in Oil? Try the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE, XOM)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn how to invest in ETFs to gain exposure to the oil sector without having to deal with the challenges inherent in investing ...
  15. Analyzing Halliburton's Return on Equity (HAL, BHI)

    March 6, 2016
    Analyze Halliburton's 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profitability, leverage and asset turnover impact ROE and ...
  16. Halliburton's 3 Key Financial Ratios (HAL)

    February 19, 2016
    Explore the financial ratios that are most revealing to Halliburton's economies of scale, critical to the company's competitiveness ...
  17. Halliburton Q4 Earnings: Buy Now, Profit Later

    January 25, 2016
    With HAL shares priced at discounted levels, patience remains the best strategy.
  18. What's Behind GE's $32 Billion Deal With Wells Fargo

    October 21, 2015
    GE is a 123-year-old blue chip mainstay, with some radical plans for the future--as evidenced by Wells Fargo's $32 billion ...
  19. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Halliburton Stock

    October 20, 2015
    Read about the primary business and political risks facing Halliburton Company, one of the largest energy services companies ...
  20. Schlumberger Vs. Halliburton Stock: Which One to Choose?

    September 30, 2015
    Read about the differences between Schlumberger and Halliburton, two large companies that operate in the oilfield services ...
  21. Fracking and Other Oil Drilling Tech: A Primer

    August 7, 2015
    Well-stimulation technologies have fundamentally changed the market through their recent widespread adoption in North America. ...
  22. The Top 6 ETFs For Investing in Energy (VDE, XOM)

    August 7, 2015
    Find out which energy sector ETFs may be poised for a big future, including options for investors who want clean energy, ...
  23. Does Halliburton Have an Anti-Trust Problem? (BHI, HAL)

    July 28, 2015
    If rumor proves true, oil industry services giant Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) could have a big problem with its $35 billion ...
  24. Halliburton's Results Will Paint Picture Of Oil-Rigging Recovery

    July 17, 2015
    The oilfields-service providers have been on a slippery patch as plummeting oil prices have put the brakes on exploration ...
  25. Chesapeake's Enormous Refracking Potential (CHK, HAL)

    May 27, 2015
    There was an interesting theme running through the conference calls of energy giants and oilfield service companies this ...
  26. Tea Party Vs. Republican Party: Who Will Win In 2016?

    May 21, 2015
    What agendas define the rift between the Tea Party and the Republican establishment, and which side will win the presidential ...
  27. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    May 5, 2015
    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  28. These Oil Service Stocks Are Ready For A Move Higher (OIH, SLB)

    March 26, 2015
    In the oil services sector, active traders have been trying hard to establish a floor and the double bottom pattern that ...
  29. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    February 13, 2015
    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  30. Warning: 5 Popular Stocks You Need To Sell Now

    February 11, 2015
    These are five of the most widely owned stocks in the market. You have, without a doubt, heard of them, and it's very possible ...
  31. Warning: 5 Popular Stocks You Need to Consider Selling Now

    February 11, 2015
    These are five of the most widely owned stocks in the market. You have, without a doubt, heard of them, and it's very possible ...
  32. Oil Slump? Buy Discounted Oil Service Company Stocks

    February 10, 2015
    The challenging market created by the oil price slump is creating opportunities to buy oil service stock at a steep discount.
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Consolidations Leading to Upside Breakouts?

    April 1, 2014
    After runs higher, these stocks are taking a breather, potentially for another run up.
  43. 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 ...
  44. Stocks Poised For Another Leg Lower

    January 22, 2014
    Four stocks that have fallen off their highs, and will likely continue to do so.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    August 1, 2013
    Weatherford posts a significant operating miss, and needs to get better soon
  48. 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
  49. Schlumberger Leads The Way, Like It Usually Does

    July 22, 2013
    Once again, Schlumberger leads the way among the major energy service companies.
  50. 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.
  51. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  52. 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.
  53. 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 ...
  54. Have Investors Gone Overboard With Halliburton?

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

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

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

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

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

    October 22, 2012
    Disappointing margins aren't helping Baker Hughes improve its reputation.
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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.
  62. 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 ...
  63. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

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

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

    July 24, 2012
    Halliburton seems more stable, but the energy market is still vulnerable.
  67. 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.
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. Carbo Ceramics

    May 11, 2012
    Carbo Ceramics reported solid financial results for the first quarter of 2012.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. Flotek Looks To Keep Growth Flowing

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

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

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

    February 7, 2012
    Cameron's present is a little challenging, but the future is bright.
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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?
  83. 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.
  84. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

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

    October 14, 2011
    Superior makes a bid for further energy service consolidation.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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.
  90. Can Drilling Growth Prop Up Carbo Ceramics?

    August 5, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics needs to boost capacity and see overseas demand improve.
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. Oil Stocks Showing Weakness

    May 13, 2011
    Based on recent price action, it could be a long summer for oil stocks.
  97. 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.
  98. This HERO's Tale Unfortunately Common

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

    April 4, 2011
    Baker Hughes sees positive industry trends supporting long term demand for oil services.
  100. 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 ...
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