HAL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Earnings Front & Center - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 21, 2014
    The overall tone of the reports this morning is positive, though some guidance is a bit on the soft side.
  4. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

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

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

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

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

    July 22, 2013
    Once again, Schlumberger leads the way among the major energy service companies.
  11. 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.
  12. GoM Rig Count Highest Since 2009 - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Number of rigs searching for oil and gas in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico was up by 3 from the previous week to 57, the most since ...
  13. BP to Appeal Over Deepwater Payouts - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    BP plc announced that it would appeal in a U.S. court over settlement payments relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. Roper EPS Beats in 4Q - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    Roper Industries Inc. (ROP) reported fourth quarter 2012 non-GAAP earnings of $1.48 per share, up 20.3% from the year-ago ...
  17. Halliburton to Clean Aussie Waters - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    Leading oilfield service provider Halliburton Company (HAL) has initiated its first bacteria-fighting truck in Australia. ...
  18. Earnings Season Awash in Positivity - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Stocks have made impressive gains lately, with the benchmark indexes sitting pretty at multi-year highs. This is prompting ...
  19. Ahead of Wall Street - January 25, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 25, 2013
    Friday, January 25, 2013 Stocks have made impressive gains lately, with the benchmark indexes sitting pretty at multi-year ...
  20. Baker Just Beats, Falls Y/Y - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings from continuing operations of 62 cents a share, which ...
  21. Schlumberger Still Facing A Tough Enviroment

    January 22, 2013
    Schlumberger is still facing tough industry conditions.
  22. Natural Gas Supplies Tumble - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected decrease in natural gas supplies. Despite ...
  23. HAL Utilizes Natural Gas for Power - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Leading oilfield service provider Halliburton Company (HAL) - together with Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) and U.S. energy firm Apache ...
  24. Natural Gas Supplies Down by 135 Bcf - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed an in-line decrease in natural gas supplies. Despite this drawdown, ...
  25. Natural Gas Supplies Down by 82 Bcf - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected decrease in natural gas supplies. However, ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Another Quarter Of Discontent For Energy Services?

    December 17, 2012
    Early warnings point to another bad quarter for service companies.
  28. Gas Stocks Dip Below Year-Ago Level - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected decrease in natural gas supplies on account ...
  29. Natural Gas Stockpiles Shrink - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected decrease in natural gas supplies on account ...
  30. Time to Buy the Oil Equipment ETFs? - ETF News And Commentary

    November 20, 2012
    With the global economy sputtering, some key commodities have been hard hit. Oil has been especially victimized, thanks to ...
  31. Season's First Natural Gas Drawdown - Analyst Blog

    November 19, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected decrease in natural gas supplies on account ...
  32. BP to Plead Guilty for 2010 Spill - Analyst Blog

    November 15, 2012
    British energy giant BP Plc (BP) is expected to plead guilty to criminal misconduct for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster ...
  33. Natural Gas Storage Scales New Peak - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  34. Will Core Labs Get Much Cheaper?

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

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

    October 22, 2012
    Disappointing margins aren't helping Baker Hughes improve its reputation.
  37. Natural Gas Supplies Up by 72 Bcf - Analyst Blog

    October 16, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  38. Natural Gas Supplies Up by 77 Bcf - Analyst Blog

    October 8, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, as ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Natural Gas Supplies Swell - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, as ...
  41. Stock Market News for September 27, 2012 - Market News

    September 27, 2012
    European debt concerns and disappointing housing data dragged the benchmarks into the red for the third straight day. Moreover, ...
  42. Stock Market News for September 25, 2012 - Market News

    September 25, 2012
    The fifth-consecutive month of declines in German business confidence coupled with Caterpillar's dismal earnings forecast ...
  43. Natural Gas Supplies Up by 67 Bcf - Analyst Blog

    September 21, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed an in-line increase in natural gas supplies, as domestic consumption ...
  44. Natural Gas Supplies Up by 27 Bcf - Analyst Blog

    September 18, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed an in-line increase in natural gas supplies, as domestic consumption ...
  45. Stock Market News for September 18, 2012 - Market News

    September 18, 2012
    A drop in oil prices and lower factory activity in New York partially weighed down sentiment, dragging benchmarks into the ...
  46. Natural Gas Inventories Swell - Analyst Blog

    September 4, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  47. Natural Gas Supplies Up by 47 Bcf - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  48. Halliburton and Other Big Movers In Energy on August 28, 2012

    August 28, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has declined 0.1%; the S&P 500 is trading down ...
  49. Baker Hughes-Statoil in NCS Deal - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) announced that it has won Norway-based Statoil ASA's (STO) new drilling ...
  50. Another Cut in Natural Gas Surplus - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  51. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  52. Natural Gas Storage Growth Slows - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  53. 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, ...
  54. Weatherford Has To Be Better

    July 25, 2012
    Weatherford is cheap, but not without good reason.
  55. 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.
  56. Company News for July 24, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    July 24, 2012
    "    Shares of Nexen Inc. (NYSE:NXY) surged 51.8% after it concluded an agreement with Cnooc Ltd as per which it will be ...
  57. 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.
  58. Natural Gas Storage Surplus Narrows - Analyst Blog

    July 16, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  59. Another Modest Natural Gas Build - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a slightly smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, ...
  60. A Further Cut in Natural Gas Surplus - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  61. Pace of Nat Gas Supply Growth Slows - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a slightly smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. Another Soft Natural Gas Injection - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. Natural Gas Surplus Shrinks Further - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, as ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. Kirby Spending Money To Make Money

    May 31, 2012
    At about seven times 2012 EBITDA, Kirby's shares are cheaper than usual, largely due to declines in frac activity in the ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. Nat Gas Prices Still Under Pressure - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, as ...
  70. Schlumberger – A Look At First Quarter 2012 Earnings

    April 24, 2012
    Schlumberger is starting to feel pricing pressure, but it's offset by strength in international markets.
  71. Flotek Looks To Keep Growth Flowing

    April 6, 2012
    Flotek is riding the oil boom with patented technology.
  72. Oil Services Stocks: Broken Or Bounce-Back Candidates?

    April 2, 2012
    Despite some volatility in March, oil futures, both West Texas Intermediate and Brent, are still sporting some healthy year-to-date ...
  73. 7 Blue Ribbons from the Energy Patch

    March 27, 2012
    Energy is always a hard sector to sort out since there are so many specialized sectors…and when one is hitting, others ...
  74. 4 Energy Stocks to Power Your Portfolio

    March 7, 2012
    First Asset Investment Management’s John Stephenson discusses his outlook for the energy sector and the Keystone pipeline, ...
  75. Is Basic Energy Services An Overlooked Stock?

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

    February 7, 2012
    Cameron's present is a little challenging, but the future is bright.
  77. 5 Wellheads of Profit in Domestic Energy

    February 2, 2012
    The Great Domestic Energy scramble is underway and it’s time to pick the companies that have the best chance of hitting ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. Separating the Fracs from Fiction

    January 26, 2012
    The change in leadership won’t be a miracle cure for this flailing company, writes Fabrice Taylor of The President’s ...
  80. Baker Hughes Not Helping The Sentiment On North American Energy

    January 25, 2012
    Baker Hughes follows the same rocky road as other energy service giants.
  81. Get Ready For Higher Prices At The Pump

    January 3, 2012
    Growing demand coupled with rising feedstock prices will ultimately drive gas prices higher.
  82. 2011 In Review: Energy Services Come Up Short

    December 29, 2011
    Energy services gave back gains in 2011.
  83. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    December 8, 2011
    Kirby is a great mix of stability and growth potential.
  84. 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.
  85. Dover's Price Underestimates Its Prospects

    October 26, 2011
    Dover's challenges seem more than discounted by today's stock price.
  86. A Superior Offer For Complete Production

    October 14, 2011
    Superior makes a bid for further energy service consolidation.
  87. 6 Stocks To Contemplate Over the Weekend

    October 14, 2011
    Here are six companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 17.
  88. Energy Misconceptions

    September 28, 2011
    Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing are seen by many as new technologies that are somewhat experimental, but that's ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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.
  91. Can Drilling Growth Prop Up Carbo Ceramics?

    August 5, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics needs to boost capacity and see overseas demand improve.
  92. 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 ...
  93. 6 Agricultural Names to Feed the World

    July 30, 2011
    Ramesh Gulati is eyeing companies equipped to meet infrastructure needs in the agricultural sector. In today's interview, ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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.
  96. Earnings Preview for July 18

    July 15, 2011
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on July 18.
  97. A Look At Key Energy Services

    July 8, 2011
    Key Energy Services owns and operates one of the largest fleets of well servicing rigs in the United States.
  98. Oil Services - Q2 2011 Earnings Watch

    June 30, 2011
    Oil service companies will soon report second quarter earnings. This is a good opportunity for investors to gauge the current ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
  101. A Look At Carbo Ceramics

    June 13, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics is seeing tremendous growth from the increase in drilling activity in North America.
  102. Anadarko's Balance Paying Off

    May 4, 2011
    Anadarko takes few major risks and offers a very balanced production profile.
  103. 4 Important Earnings Announcements For April 18

    April 15, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 4 earnings announcement for April 18 to check out.
  104. This HERO's Tale Unfortunately Common

    April 11, 2011
    Accusations of bribery against HERO highlight just how common these practices still are.
  105. Natural Gas: Supply And Demand Issues

    April 8, 2011
    The market should not expect any relief from the excess supply of natural gas, due in part to the large number of uncompleted ...
  106. Q1 Earnings Season's Most Likely Winners And Losers

    April 7, 2011
    What can investors expect from Q1 earnings season? It won't take long to know for sure.
  107. Baker Hughes Sees Bright Future

    April 4, 2011
    Baker Hughes sees positive industry trends supporting long term demand for oil services.
  108. Macando Takes Out Another Seabird

    February 17, 2011
    The Gulf drilling moratorium was the final straw for this struggling operator. Find out the latest companies to be hurt in ...
  109. 7 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    February 17, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  110. Anadarko: A Balanced Player In An Imbalanced Time

    February 3, 2011
    Anadarko may not be the sexiest name, but its balanced portfolio should appeal to more conservative investors.
  111. Q4 Earnings Results Superlatives

    February 2, 2011
    There are three clear leading groups that can be determined, based on Q4's earnings numbers.
  112. Frac Shortage Starts To Ease In Haynesville

    January 28, 2011
    The shortage of hydraulic fracturing services is no longer as big of an issue in the Haynesville Shale as operators move ...
  113. Schlumberger Sets A Fast Pace

    January 25, 2011
    Schlumberger continues to benefit from high energy prices and a lot of exploration and production activity.
  114. Diamond Offshore Goes Deep

    January 21, 2011
    Though Diamond Offshore's stock value is half of what it was just three years ago, patience will be an investor's virtue ...
  115. 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 ...
  116. 3 MidCaps With Muscle

    November 30, 2010
    These Midcap stocks are well worth looking into because they are trading cheap by some standards.
  117. Weak Prices Gassing Energy Producers

    November 8, 2010
    Weak natural gas prices are leading many producers to reorient towards oil.
  118. Regulators Up The Ante On Shale Gas

    September 24, 2010
    Regulatory push-back is increasing against shale gas producers. That could be bullish for natural gas prices.
  119. The War Over Hydraulic Fracturing

    September 15, 2010
    The outcome a regulatory battle over hydraulic fracturing will have an impact on many public companies.
  120. Hurry Up And Wait For Petrobras Investors

    August 18, 2010
    Petrobras is posting middling performance, but all eyes are on the future.
  121. 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.
  122. Oil Service Pricing On The Move

    July 27, 2010
    Oil service companies continue to get better pricing for certain products and services in hot basins in North America.
  123. 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 ...
  124. KBR Analyst Day Review

    June 29, 2010
    We'll look at some highlights from KBR's recent analyst meeting.
  125. 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.
  126. 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 ...
  127. Transocean Far From Sunk

    May 11, 2010
    The Deepwater Horizon accident dominates the news about Transocean, but the stock's sell-off seems overdone.
  128. Oil Services Earnings Hint At Recovery

    April 30, 2010
    Preliminary earnings reports from the oil service industry indicates a slow recovery in both North America and international ...
  129. 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?
  130. 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?
  131. Drilling Into Oilfield Services Companies

    February 25, 2010
    How will Schlumberger's plan of purchasing Smith International affect the company's future?
  132. Big News In Energy

    February 24, 2010
    News investors might have missed during energy earnings season.
  133. 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 ...
  134. Opportunities In The Oil Patch Beyond The Majors

    January 22, 2010
    A look at a few of the less-heralded oil names that may be poised to deliver gushing returns to investors in 2010.
  135. Play Iraqi Oil Development With Oil Service Companies

    January 19, 2010
    Iraqi oil field development over the next decade will generate billions in revenue for oil service companies, no matter which ...
  136. Fluor Paints A Good Picture Of The Economy

    November 13, 2009
    Most of Fluor's work constitutes essential aspects of its customers business operations.
  137. Oil Services Still The Best Way To Play Crude

    October 22, 2009
    Crude's resurgence can best be played through these oil service stocks.
  138. Earnings Season Provides (Mostly) Positive Outlook

    October 20, 2009
    Companies so far have given an optimistic view of the strength and direction of the economy.
  139. Oil Service Stocks Saved By International Business

    July 24, 2009
    The larger and more diversified oil service companies have seen its revenues and earnings protected by international business.
  140. 5 Stimulus-Ready Stocks

    July 21, 2009
    A few businesses appear poised to benefit from the government's infrastrusture spending plan.
  141. Hidden Gems For 2010

    July 1, 2009
    These hidden gems might just be the perfect fit for your portfolio in 2010.
  142. Energy Industry May Drill More Than Anticipated

    May 7, 2009
    The drop in oil service and drilling costs could lead to more wells than originally planned, which could postpone the much-needed ...
  143. Tracking The North American Drilling Cycle

    April 24, 2009
    Commentary from the management of oil service and drilling companies indicate that North American activity has still not ...
  144. Drilling Deep Into The Chevron Earnings Report

    February 5, 2009
    Chevron struggles to grow production amid large declines in North American upstream spending.
  145. Carbo Ceramics A Slick Recovery Stock

    January 7, 2009
    CARBO Ceramics products are seeing increased secular demand as the number of unconventional wells drilled continues to increase.
  146. Contract Drillers Face Tough Times In '09

    December 24, 2008
    Low oil prices will crimp earnings growth for this group for some time to come.
  147. 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.
  148. Nabors' Stong Earnings Mask Big Problems

    October 24, 2008
    Nabors Industries beat earnings estimates, but when you drill deeper the oil and gas rig outlook is risky.
  149. 5 Stocks That Pass The 'Safe Earners' Test

    October 20, 2008
    Recipe for outperformance in the coming months: mix strong earnings growth with rock-solid balance sheets and low valuation.
  150. BJ Services Oversold?

    October 14, 2008
    BJ Services has sold off more than fundamentals justify.
  151. Optimism Gushes From Oil Services Industry

    July 23, 2008
    Great quarterly numbers have oil services executives grinning from ear to ear. Should they be worried some gas ETFs are down ...
  152. Guard Your Portfolio Against the Possibility of War in Iran

    February 23, 2007
    Nobody wants a war in Iran, but investors need to protect their portfolios in case the worst case scenario does occur.
  153. Popularity Isn't Very Profitable (HAL, TIE, NEM)

    October 5, 2006
    The commodity market reinforces the danger of investing in popular investments.
  154. USG Corp. Constructs A Profitable Future (USG)

    August 24, 2006
    USG Corp. settles its protracted litigation costs, and is ready to move forward.
  155. Winners and Losers - February 6-10th

    February 10, 2006
    A look at the winners and losers for the week of February 6th.
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