WFT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  2. GE Pays Up To Get Into Another Attractive Energy Business

    April 9, 2013
    GE is taking a deep dive into artificial lifts with a high-priced acquisition of Lufkin Industries.
  3. Dover Updates 2012 & 2013 Outlook - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    Dover Corporation (DOV) recently updated its outlook for fiscal 2012 and 2013 and highlighted its growth initiatives for ...
  4. Anthony Int'l in Dover's Kitty - Analyst Blog

    December 3, 2012
    Dover Corporation (DOV) has acquired Anthony International - a Sylma, California-based manufacturer of glass doors for commercial ...
  5. Research Calls

    November 27, 2012
    New York, July 26th ( - Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Altria ...
  6. Mounting Expenses Mar WFT 3Q Pre-Tax - Analyst Blog

    November 14, 2012
    Leading oilfield services company Weatherford International Ltd. (WFT) reported preliminary third quarter 2012 adjusted pre-tax ...
  7. Dover Reports Mixed 3Q, Cuts View - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Dover Corporation (DOV) reported its third-quarter 2012 earnings of $1.30 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  8. Earnings Preview: Dover Corp. - Analyst Blog

    October 16, 2012
    Dover Corporation (DOV) is slated to report its third-quarter 2012 results before the market opens on October 17. The Zacks ...
  9. Halliburton - A Closer Look At Second Quarter 2012 Earnings

    July 30, 2012
    Halliburton reiterated a downturn in the hydraulic fracturing market during the second quarter.
  10. Nat'l Oilwell Success Continues - Analyst Blog

    July 26, 2012
    Global large-cap energy equipment maker National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) reported impressive second quarter 2012 earnings, ...
  11. Dover Beats EPS, Misses Sales - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    Dover Corporation (DOV) reported its second-quarter 2012 earnings of $1.15 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  12. Dover Corp. Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 16, 2012
    We reiterate our Neutral recommendation on Dover Corporation (DOV) as it has downgraded its earnings guidance due to uncertain ...
  13. Dover Pares Fiscal 2012 Outlook - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    Dover Corp. (DOV) has lowered its earnings guidance for 2012 to a band of $4.70-$4.85 from the prior guidance of $4.80-$5. ...
  14. Weatherford's $843M Iraqi Deal OK'd - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    U.S. oil services provider Weatherford International Ltd (WFT) has received Iraqi cabinet approval regarding a contract worth ...
  15. Can Aerospace Produce Enough Lift For Carpenter Technology?

    June 1, 2012
    While Carpenter Technology doesn't look like a long-term stock holding, I do believe upside in the aerospace cycle could ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Schlumberger – A Look At Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings

    January 25, 2012
    Schlumberger reported a solid earnings report for the final quarter of 2011 and believes that the drilling cycle will continue ...
  20. 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.
  21. Halliburton Still Likes North America

    October 25, 2011
    Halliburton's reported earnings for the third quarter of 2011 can be looked at to determine the strength of the domestic ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. Important Info From Halliburton's Earnings And Conference Call

    July 21, 2011
    Investors should examine the earnings and conference call commentary of Halliburton and other oil services firms for signals ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. General Electric's Surprising Acquisition

    February 16, 2011
    GE's oil services division keeps a low profile, but its latest acquistion has made it more than a major player.
  27. Schlumberger Sets A Fast Pace

    January 25, 2011
    Schlumberger continues to benefit from high energy prices and a lot of exploration and production activity.
  28. Takeaways From The Halliburton Conference Call

    October 22, 2010
    Halliburton recently revealed important details and insight on the North American oil services cycle.
  29. The War Over Hydraulic Fracturing

    September 15, 2010
    The outcome a regulatory battle over hydraulic fracturing will have an impact on many public companies.
  30. The Great Oil Spill Of 2010 - Let The Finger Pointing Begin

    September 13, 2010
    The BP report on the Macondo oil well spill was released, and it painted a broad brush on culpability for the accident.
  31. 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.
  32. Oil Services Sector Powered By North America

    July 26, 2010
    Three of the largest oil service companies reported improving results, led by a strong increase in activity in North American ...
  33. Ace Limited Sees Growth In Asia And Latin America

    July 20, 2010
    Ace Limited survived the bear market and recession, and is expanding into higher growth international areas.
  34. Halliburton Sets A High Bar

    July 20, 2010
    Halliburton's results reflect the strong drilling activity going on around America.
  35. 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?
  36. A Good Start To Earnings Season?

    January 27, 2010
    The number of companies beating consensus estimates in Q4 earnings season hit a 10-year high, but stocks still retreated ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. The Five Best Oil Stocks In The First-Half Of '09

    June 22, 2009
    The top five oil stocks with market caps above 10 billion through the first-half of 2009.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Halliburton Relieves Investor Pressure

    January 29, 2009
    Halliburton's earnings had a lot of one-time charges, but despite this confusion, they were better than expected.
  43. BJ Services A Solid Bet In Oil Services

    January 29, 2009
    This company is a good way to play a rebound in oil services due to its solid balance sheet and leverage to the drilling ...
  44. Casting For Cast Offs, Let's Go Bottom Fishing

    October 23, 2008
    Market downturns give investors unique opportunities to pick up value at a discount.
  45. Three Golden Ideas Pillaged From Heebner's Stash

    May 14, 2008
    Fund manager Ken Heebner earned a fortune shorting mortgage companies before the crash. Learn what new insights his holdings ...
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