SLB : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Energy Sector Rises Despite Schlumberger Loss

    January 20, 2017
    The energy sector is cheering oil bullishness despite a huge loss from one of Europe's biggest oil drilling companies.
  2. Schlumberger Q4 Earnings on Tap: What to Expect

    January 19, 2017
    While demand for shale drilling services has ticked up, the company is still battling a market with lower rig counts.
  3. Schlumberger Levels to Watch After Earnings

    January 19, 2017
    Schlumberger broke out after the OPEC supply agreement and could another 5 to 10 points in the weeks following the January ...
  4. Schlumberger Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Monday (SLB)

    December 5, 2016
    Schlumberger will send its dividend payment on Jan. 13 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 7.
  5. Halliburton A Better Buy Than Schlumberger (HAL, SLB)

    December 2, 2016
    Both oil services giants should gain ground into 2017 but Halliburton has carved a much stronger technical pattern.
  6. These Oil & Gas Services Companies Look Good

    November 16, 2016
    Several equipment and services companies in the oil industry are looking like strong buys as the price of oil rebounds.
  7. Schlumberger Posts Q3 Earnings Surprise (SLB)

    October 21, 2016
    Schlumberger beats earnings forecasts on Q3 earnings of $353 million, or $0.25 EPS, not including one-time acquisition charges.
  8. OPEC Surprise Caps Production and Ignites Rally (OAS, HAL)

    September 29, 2016
    OPEC production cap sparks 6% crude oil price rise and a strong rally in E&P and field service stocks.
  9. Analysts Optimistic on SLB and HAL Despite OPEC Turmoil (SLB, ...

    September 27, 2016
    Stock analysts rate both Schlumberger and Halliburton as Strong Buys on cost controls and stable positions in their respective ...
  10. Schlumberger, PDVSA Agree on Oil Project (SLB)

    September 23, 2016
    Schlumberger Ltd. and Venezuela's PDVSA have arrived at a mutually beneficial agreement concerning the Orinoco Belt project.
  11. Halliburton Unveils New Leak Detection Technology (HAL, SLB)

    September 22, 2016
    Halliburton announced its new Acoustic Conformance Xaminer technology that monitors oil and gas wells via logging acoustic ...
  12. E&P and Oilfield Services Await OPEC Meeting (OAS, HAL)

    September 20, 2016
    Exploration, production and oil field services companies await September 27th oil producers meeting in Algeria.
  13. How Schlumberger Is Surviving Low Oil Prices (SLB)

    September 15, 2016
    Schlumberger predicts that financially astute exploration and production companies will survive the stresses of low oil prices ...
  14. Hedge Fund Manager Thomas Mistele’s Q2 Activity (APC, NOV, SLB)

    September 12, 2016
    Last year, the $101.25 billion fund Dodge and Cox generated a 6.95%% gain for investors
  15. BP Capital Made Savvy Oil Investments in Q2 (EEP, PAA)

    August 23, 2016
    The Texas-based hedge fund purchased new stakes in oil and energy companies during the second quarter.
  16. Halliburton Headed Higher Despite Failed Merger

    August 22, 2016
    Halliburton should continue to gain ground into 2017 despite a weakened cash position after its failed Baker Hughes merger.
  17. Schlumberger Q2 Earnings on Tap: What to Expect (SLB, HAL)

    July 21, 2016
    Solid results released on Wednesday from Halliburton, signals better demand for fracking equipment, which this bodes well ...
  18. Halliburton Price Levels to Watch After Earnings

    July 18, 2016
    Halliburton has risen sharply off the 1st quarter low but many institutions have passed on new exposure, demanding more proof ...
  19. 5 High Risk Stocks to Avoid (FCX,SHLD,SLB,APC)

    June 22, 2016
    These five stocks present present significant risks if market conditions take a turn for the worst.
  20. Watch These Cup and Handle Buying Opportunities (FOXA, SLB)

    May 18, 2016
    These cup and handles are forming now. A breakout above the handle signals a fresh advance.
  21. Dodge & Cox International Top 5 Holdings Analysis (DODFX)

    May 8, 2016
    Discover the five largest holdings within the Dodge & Cox International Stock Fund along with key performance metrics for ...
  22. Natural Resources ETF: IGE or GNR?

    May 8, 2016
    Explore a comparison between IGE and GNR, and learn about the differences between the two ETFs, and their top holdings and ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Energy ETFs (XLE, IXC)

    May 3, 2016
    Find out the best dividend-paying exchange-traded funds in the energy sector, and why the best funds do not always have the ...
  25. The 3 Largest Energy ETFs (XLE, VDE)

    May 2, 2016
    Find out which exchange-traded funds are the largest in the energy sector in terms of assets under management, and discover ...
  26. Schlumberger Stock Lower on Profit Decline, Job Cuts (SLB)

    April 22, 2016
    With Schlumberger shares having climbed 15% year-to-date, the significant hit to Q1 profits was too much bear given the stock ...
  27. Portfolio Trends in 2016 (FSENX)

    March 25, 2016
    Discover the portfolio trends in Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio and learn how it's positioned to grow with the rebound ...
  28. The 5 Biggest Energy Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, XOM)

    March 21, 2016
    Explore the 5 largest energy sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much each stock contributes to the ETF ...
  29. (XLE) Energy SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund and its top five holdings that are Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Schlumberger, EOG Resources ...
  30. A Better Buy: Schlumberger or Halliburton?

    March 14, 2016
    Schlumberger is exhibiting greater technical strength than Halliburton, with two potential buy signals.
  31. 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 ...
  32. Schlumberger's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (SLB)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn about the key drivers of Schlumberger's profitability. Although the company is embarking on a large acquisition, it ...
  33. Schlumberger Earnings: Buy on Dividends and Panic

    January 20, 2016
    Investors with longer time horizons (2 to 3 years) can be rewarded from a well-run company like Schlumberger, which pays ...
  34. The Top 5 Large-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (SLB, CVX)

    January 5, 2016
    Read about large-cap oil companies that could recover in 2016. Learn about why oil prices fell so dramatically during 2014 ...
  35. Is Schlumberger Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about Schlumberger as a stock to hold in an IRA. Read about how the stock has a high degree of volatility, but also ...
  36. This is How Much Oil Companies Make

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about how much money some oil companies make. Understand how oil company earnings are highly correlated to the prices ...
  37. Analyzing Schlumberger's Return on Equity (ROE) (SLB)

    December 9, 2015
    Read about how Schlumberger has performed well as the world's largest oilfield services provider. See how revenue is dropping ...
  38. Schlumberger Stock: A Dividend Analysis (SLB)

    October 29, 2015
    Examine the strength and potential of major oil service company Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB), considered to a solid dividend ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Schlumberger Stock (SLB)

    October 14, 2015
    Learn about risks investors face by buying shares in Schlumberger. Understand how the company has exposure to commodity prices ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Schlumberger Acquires Cameron International (SLB, CAM)

    August 26, 2015
    A major development took place in the US Oil Services sector when Schlumberger, the largest oil services company in the world, ...
  43. 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. ...
  44. 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, ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    May 5, 2015
    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  48. Use Volume And Emotion To Tackle Topping Patterns (GERN, SLB)

    April 1, 2015
    Selling short in a topping pattern offers an advantageous reward-to-risk profile, but it can be hard to find good entry prices. ...
  49. Where And How To Trade Energy Stocks

    March 31, 2015
    Energy futures set a high bar to entry for individual traders and investors, redirecting exposure into sector equities and ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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.
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  59. 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 ...
  60. Weatherford Has To Be Better

    July 25, 2012
    Weatherford is cheap, but not without good reason.
  61. 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.
  62. Spice Up Your Portfolio With Quantitative ETFs

    April 13, 2010
    Quantitative ETFs are replicating investment strategies used by hedge funds and professional investment managers.
  63. 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.