SLB : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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
  3. The Winners And Losers Of The Perfect Storm Hitting Oil Prices

    October 6, 2014
    When it comes to commodities, you’ll usually find a set of countervailing forces that keep prices at an equilibrium. Yet ...
  4. How We've Outperformed The S&P 500 6-To-1

    October 6, 2014
    If you are like most Americans, you have the majority of your stock holdings in U.S.-based companies. It's called "home-country ...
  5. How We've Outperformed The S and P 500 6-To-1

    October 6, 2014
    If you are like most Americans, you have the majority of your stock holdings in U.S.-based companies. It's called "home-country ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  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. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Schlumberger Leads The Way, Like It Usually Does

    July 22, 2013
    Once again, Schlumberger leads the way among the major energy service companies.
  13. 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.
  14. Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season - Know Your Options

    July 2, 2013
    Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season - Know Your Options
  15. 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.
  16. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Have Investors Gone Overboard With Halliburton?

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

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

    December 17, 2012
    Early warnings point to another bad quarter for service companies.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. Will Core Labs Get Much Cheaper?

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

    October 25, 2012
    Schlumberger leads its sector, but how much is leadership worth?
  28. 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.
  29. Baker Hughes Shows That It Can Always Get Worse

    October 22, 2012
    Disappointing margins aren't helping Baker Hughes improve its reputation.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. Weatherford Has To Be Better

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

    July 24, 2012
    Halliburton seems more stable, but the energy market is still vulnerable.
  36. 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.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Three Low Beta ETFs For The Uncertain Market - ETF News And Commentary

    June 8, 2012
    The economy is clearly in the doldrums and the equity markets are bearing the brunt of the malaise, as investors are hunkering ...
  41. Carbo Ceramics

    May 11, 2012
    Carbo Ceramics reported solid financial results for the first quarter of 2012.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Flotek Looks To Keep Growth Flowing

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

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

    February 7, 2012
    Cameron's present is a little challenging, but the future is bright.
  48. 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?
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. A Superior Offer For Complete Production

    October 14, 2011
    Superior makes a bid for further energy service consolidation.
  52. Can Drilling Growth Prop Up Carbo Ceramics?

    August 5, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics needs to boost capacity and see overseas demand improve.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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.
  59. Baker Hughes Sees Bright Future

    April 4, 2011
    Baker Hughes sees positive industry trends supporting long term demand for oil services.
  60. 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. ...
  61. 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.
  62. 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 ...
  63. The War Over Hydraulic Fracturing

    September 15, 2010
    The outcome a regulatory battle over hydraulic fracturing will have an impact on many public companies.
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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. ...
  67. 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? ...
  68. 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?
  69. Pain At The Pump, Profit In The Portfolio

    April 13, 2010
    As developed world economies begin to recover, oil prices are on the rise.
  70. Spice Up Your Portfolio With Quantitative ETFs

    April 13, 2010
    Quantitative ETFs are replicating investment strategies used by hedge funds and professional investment managers.
  71. Drilling Into Oilfield Services Companies

    February 25, 2010
    How will Schlumberger's plan of purchasing Smith International affect the company's future?
  72. 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.
  73. 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 ...
  74. Drilling Deep Into The Chevron Earnings Report

    February 5, 2009
    Chevron struggles to grow production amid large declines in North American upstream spending.
  75. Baker Hughes Prepares For A Downturn

    October 24, 2008
    Despite being at full capacity in many lines of business in Q3, Baker Hughes has prudently prepared for the worst.
  76. Four ETFs For Long-Term Energy Bulls

    August 8, 2008
    Explore four ETFs that are an excellent low-cost and liquid way to play a bounce after the recent energy selloff.
  77. Schlumberger's Gloomy Facade (SLB, XOM)

    January 22, 2008
    Schlumberger reported huge numbers for the quarter, but did so with a trembling voice. What gives?
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