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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. Bear of the Day: Schlumberger (SLB) - Bear of the Day

    January 27, 2015
    Bear of the Day: Schlumberger (SLB) - Bear of the Day
  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. Stock Market News for January 22, 2015 - Market News

    January 22, 2015
    Benchmarks gained for the third-straight session on speculation that ECB might provide more stimulus measures to boost the ...
  6. BHP Billiton Latest To Slash U.S. Shale Drilling Operations - ...

    January 21, 2015
    BHP Billiton is limiting its exposure to the U.S. shale market following in the footsteps of recent cuts by giants SLB and ...
  7. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Crude Rebounds, Schlumberger Beats Q4 ...

    January 20, 2015
    It was a week where oil prices rebounded from their 6-year lows, while Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) kicked off the earnings season ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. Stock Market News for January 19, 2015 - Market News

    January 19, 2015
    Benchmarks ended a five-day losing streak on Friday after energy shares recovered following a rally in oil prices
  13. Stock Market News for January 16, 2015 - Market News

    January 16, 2015
    Benchmarks ended in negative territory for the fifth-straight session on Thursday following the Swiss National Bank’s ...
  14. Schlumberger Beats Q4 & Full-Year Earnings, Revenues Miss - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) reported adjusted fourth-quarter 2014 earnings of $1.50 per share (excluding special items), beating ...
  15. Stock Market News for January 15, 2015 - Market News

    January 15, 2015
    Markets ended in the red for the fourth-consecutive day after World Bank cut its outlook for global economic growth
  16. 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 ...
  17. Will Global Concerns Hurt Schlumberger (SLB) Q4 Earnings? - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Schlumberger Limited (SLB) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 15, 2015 after the market closes.
  18. Crude Slides More on Goldman Projection Cut, Investors Wary - ...

    January 13, 2015
    Goldman reduced its three-month price forecast for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) to $41 per barrel. For six-months, WTI price ...
  19. 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
  20. 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 ...
  21. Stock Market News for January 09, 2015 - Market News

    January 9, 2015
    Benchmarks turned positive for the year on Thursday after investors welcomed firming up of oil prices and accommodative monetary ...
  22. Stock Market News for January 07, 2015 - Market News

    January 7, 2015
    Benchmarks continued to suffer losses on Tuesday due to another slump in oil prices
  23. 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. ...
  24. Stock Market News for January 06, 2015 - Market News

    January 6, 2015
    Benchmarks dropped sharply on Monday with energy shares leading the decline due to another slump in oil prices
  25. Stock Market News for January 05, 2015 - Market News

    January 5, 2015
    Benchmarks finished the first trading session of 2015 almost unchanged while investors received discouraging economic data
  26. Stock Market News for January 02, 2015 - Market News

    January 2, 2015
    Markets ended in the red zone on the last trading day of 2014 as disappointing economic data dented investor sentiment
  27. Stock Market News for December 31, 2014 - Market News

    December 31, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red zone on Tuesday as reignited political turmoil in Greece continued to weigh on investor mood ...
  28. Stock Market News for December 30, 2014 - Market News

    December 30, 2014
    Benchmarks ended Monday’s trading session little changed as investors received news on slump in oil prices and political ...
  29. Stock Market News for December 24, 2014 - Market News

    December 24, 2014
    Benchmarks mostly settled in the green on Tuesday banking on better-than-expected revision to third quarter GDP numbers
  30. Statoil Awards Mariner Drilling Contract to Schlumberger - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Statoil ASA (STO) has awarded the contract for integrated drilling and well services on the Mariner field to Schlumberger ...
  31. Stock Market News for December 23, 2014 - Market News

    December 23, 2014
    Benchmarks settled in the green for the fourth-straight session boosted by gains made by large-cap technology stocks
  32. 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.
  33. Stock Market News for December 22, 2014 - Market News

    December 22, 2014
    Benchmarks ended a turbulent week on a positive note as investors continued to welcome Fed’s decision to remain ‘patient’ ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. OPEC's Decision Sends Oil Stocks Lower

    December 3, 2014
    OPEC’s decision to keep oil production on cruise control has led to declining prices. Here's a look at 3 oil stocks that ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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
  38. The Winners And Losers Of The Perfect Storm Hitting Oil Prices

    October 6, 2014
  39. How We've Outperformed The S and P 500 6-To-1

    October 6, 2014
  40. How We've Outperformed The S&P 500 6-To-1

    October 6, 2014
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. Oil and Some Oil Stocks Starting to Run

    April 16, 2014
    Oil is creeping toward a recent high, and these oil related stocks are flying higher.
  44. Price Consolidations Breaking to Upside

    March 5, 2014
    Four stocks and ETFs which had sharp moves higher and are now consolidating, with the expectation of upside breaks and further ...
  45. 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 ...
  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. Is Cameron Seeing The Beginning Of The End, Or The End Of The ...

    July 26, 2013
    Cameron's miss puts credibility and execution risk on the table, but a large opportunity is still out there.
  49. Hottest Stocks in the Basic Materials Sector

    July 24, 2013
    A look at the four hottest North American large cap stocks in the Basic Materials sector.
  50. 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
  51. Schlumberger Leads The Way, Like It Usually Does

    July 22, 2013
    Once again, Schlumberger leads the way among the major energy service companies.
  52. 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.
  53. Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season - Know Your Options

    July 2, 2013
    Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season - Know Your Options
  54. Cameron – Come For The Orders, But Should You Stay For The Delivery?

    June 5, 2013
    Orders continue to accumulate for this leading energy equipment company.
  55. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  56. 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.
  57. Stock Market News for February 11, 2013 - Market News

    February 11, 2013
    Benchmarks finished in the green in the wake of better-than-expected earnings and encouraging domestic & international economic ...
  58. The Best Way To Invest In Energy Right Now

    February 7, 2013
    The world was shocked when the Brazilian energy corporation Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) announced in 2007 the discovery of a massive ...
  59. Have Investors Gone Overboard With Halliburton?

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

    January 22, 2013
    Schlumberger is still facing tough industry conditions.
  61. Straddling Earnings Season - Know Your Options

    January 10, 2013
    With earnings season having just gotten started, here's an options strategy that's perfect for a company about to report. ...
  62. Another Quarter Of Discontent For Energy Services?

    December 17, 2012
    Early warnings point to another bad quarter for service companies.
  63. SLB, CAM Form Subsea Joint Venture - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Oilfield services giant Schlumberger Limited (SLB) and flow equipment and services specialists Cameron International Corporation ...
  64. 3 Energy ETFs for America's Production Boom - ETF News And Commentary

    November 13, 2012
    Thanks to more fuel efficient cars, a sluggish economy, and increased technological innovation, the U.S. is poised to become ...
  65. Will Core Labs Get Much Cheaper?

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

    October 25, 2012
    Schlumberger leads its sector, but how much is leadership worth?
  67. 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.
  68. Baker Hughes Shows That It Can Always Get Worse

    October 22, 2012
    Disappointing margins aren't helping Baker Hughes improve its reputation.
  69. Schlumberger Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    October 16, 2012
    Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) will release its third quarter earnings on Friday, October 19, 2012. Analysts have become increasingly ...
  70. 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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. Statoil & Samsung in New FSU Deal - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    Norwegian operator Statoil ASA (STO) has issued a letter of intent to Samsung Heavy Industries to construct a new permanent ...
  73. Weatherford Has To Be Better

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

    July 24, 2012
    Halliburton seems more stable, but the energy market is still vulnerable.
  75. 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.
  76. Schlumberger Second Quarter Earnings Preview

    July 17, 2012
    Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) is expected to report increased earnings when it releases its second quarter results on Friday, July ...
  77. Upcoming Energy Events You Should Know This Week

    July 17, 2012
    This will be an interesting week for investors as the earning season starts with two large oil service companies.
  78. Total Has More To Lose With Falling Oil Prices

    June 29, 2012
    Total's dividend yield is impressive, but the company's vulnerability to sub-$90 oil is worrisome.
  79. Carbo Ceramics

    May 11, 2012
    Carbo Ceramics reported solid financial results for the first quarter of 2012.
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. Flotek Looks To Keep Growth Flowing

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

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

    February 7, 2012
    Cameron's present is a little challenging, but the future is bright.
  86. 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?
  87. Eric Sprott Is Very Bullish On Gold And Energy

    January 24, 2012
    Commodities guru Eric Sprott expects bullish news in the future for both precious metals and energy.
  88. 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.
  89. A Superior Offer For Complete Production

    October 14, 2011
    Superior makes a bid for further energy service consolidation.
  90. Carbo Ceramics Rides The Onshore Oil And Gas Boom

    August 5, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics is generating huge growth in revenues and earnings from the boom in onshore development of oil and gas resources ...
  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. 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 ...
  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. 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. Baker Hughes Sees Bright Future

    April 4, 2011
    Baker Hughes sees positive industry trends supporting long term demand for oil services.
  98. Schlumberger Analyst Day Review

    March 2, 2011
    The company thinks its technology lead and service breadth will result in a large share of oil and gas exploration spending.
  99. 5 Earnings Announcements To Watch

    January 19, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement that you should check out.
  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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