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|Ask||14.30 x 2200|
|Day's Range||12.73 - 12.92|
|52 Week Range||10.76 - 18.68|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||-4.37%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||2.34|
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Shares of Schlumberger Ltd. rallied 1.7% in premarket trading Friday, after the oil services company reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue that exceeded expectations. Net income fell to $333 million, or 24 cents a share, from $538 million, or 39 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per share came to 39 cents, above the FactSet consensus of 37 cents. Revenue rose to $8.32 billion from $8.18 billion, beating the FactSet consensus of $8.16 billion, as revenue from its reservoir characterization, drilling, production and Cameron business segments all topped expectations. Free cash flow was $1.5 billion for the quarter and $2.7 billion for the year. "After a strong free cash flow performance in the second half of 2019, we are confident in our ability to further improve cash flow generation in 2020," said Chief Executive Olivier Le Peuch. The stock has run up 21.6% over the past three months through Thursday, while the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF has gained 13.9% and the S&P 500 has advanced 10.6%.
Easing U.S.-China trade feud, global monetary policy easing, lesser ambiguity surrounding Brexit, lower OPEC output, falling U.S. rigs and escalating Middle East tensions to boost oil prices in 2020.
Rising oil prices have lifted the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) to a December gain of nearly 13% and some prudence when it comes to capital expenditures by oil services providers could be another assist for the ETF in 2020. OIH seeks to replicate as closely as possible the price and yield performance of the MVIS® US Listed Oil Services 25 Index. The index includes common stocks and depositary receipts of U.S. exchange-listed companies in the oil services sector.
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Don't look now, but the energy sector is starting to percolate. Apparently we've reached the stage of the market rally where they're coming after the dogs. But don't hate, participate! I'll show you how by offering three different energy stocks to buy.Here are a few stats that illustrate just how hilariously bad energy and oil stocks have been. I'm using the Energy Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE) as the benchmark, but other popular funds for the space like Oil & Gas Explore & Prod (NYSEARCA:XOP) and Oil Services ETF (NYSEARCA:OIH) have been equally dismal.While the S&P 500 is perched at record heights, XLE is still 40% off its 2014 peak. The XOP ETF is even worse. It's lower than it was when Armageddon came to town in 2008.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsYear-to-date, XLE is only up 2.6% while the S&P 500 is up 27%. That's some serious relative weakness.And here's the stat to top them all. The entire energy sector has fallen so far that it's worth less than a single company -- Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). If you're a contrarian, that above all else should have alarm bells going off in your head. The fear and loathing have reached epic levels. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Lost 8%-Plus in the Past Month But here's the thing. Many energy stocks are finally starting to catch a bid. Here are three of the best in the oil services industry worth buying. Oil Services Stocks to Buy: Schlumberger (SLB)Source: The thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade The easiest way to identify candidates is to look at the top holdings of OIH. Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) tops the list, accounting for some 20% of the fund. Its weekly trend looks atrocious, but signs of a bottom have emerged this quarter. The rebound has been strong enough to reverse the 20-day and 50-day moving averages higher and SLB stock even powered above its 200-day moving average for the first time since last July.We're now testing overhead resistance at $40. This price has kept a lid on the stock through the back half of the year, so vaulting above it will mark a big change in character.This quarter's bullish behavior has me in the bottom fishing mood. SLB share's low price tag makes them a prime candidate for naked puts.The Trade: Sell the Jan $37.50 put for 60 cents. Halliburton (HAL)Source: The thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) is the second-largest holding in OIH, accounting for about 12% of the fund. One glance at its chart reveals HAL is the veritable twin of SLB. They are virtually identical. So all of the bottoming characteristics identified on SLB are shared by HAL.So let's skip the redundant chart comments and elaborate on why naked puts are attractive here.The cheap price tag of SLB and HAL keep the margin requirement for short puts low enough to pump up the return on investment. By selling puts, we're obligating ourselves to buy shares at a discount to the current price. If the puts expire worthless due to the stock remaining bullish, we pocket the premium we received upfront. But if the stock drops, we get to buy shares of a company we wanted exposure to anyways.That's a win-win. * 7 Impressive Stocks to Buy Over $250 The Trade: Sell the Jan $24 puts for 50 cents. National Oilwell Varco (NOV)Source: The thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) rounds out today's list with a similar setup as its predecessors. NOV stock's recovery has been subtle but steady over the past few months. An ascending triangle has formed, reflecting a slight uptick in demand on each selloff. And now, NOV is knocking on the door of a major ceiling at $24.50.A break above it will signal the completion of its eight-month bottoming process and potentially spark the next leg of its nascent uptrend.Once again, naked puts are my play of choice if you're willing to bottom fish here.The Trade: Sell the Jan $23 puts for around 45 cents.As of this writing, Tyler Craig held bullish positions in OIH. For a free trial to the best trading community on the planet and Tyler's current home, click here! More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 8 Biggest Investing Surprises of 2019 * 7 Impressive Stocks to Buy Over $250 * 4 Small-Cap Energy Stocks Ready to Explode The post 3 Energy Stocks to Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Throughout 2019, talk of slowing global growth spurred talks of a worldwide recession that was backed up further by another reliable recession indicator—an inverted yield curve. “The stock/bond ratio has bottomed prior to the economy in each of the last seven global slowdowns,” Geisdorf wrote in an analysis.
Energy-related exchange traded funds were leading the charge on Friday after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies committed to deep crude oil output cuts in an attempt to stymie ...
With oil prices flailing, some equity-based ETFs with often intimate correlations to crude are suffering as well. Oil services funds, including the VanEck Vectors Oil Service ETF (OIH) , prove that point. OIH, the largest oil services ETF, is lower by nearly 20% this year.
Energy sector ETFs surged Friday after crude oil prices rallied in response to the upbeat U.S. jobs data and Chinese manufacturing numbers. On Friday, the SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (NYSEArca: ...
Energy ETFs are quite a scare this Halloween, thanks to a subdued earnings picture, operating woes, dismal demand outlook and downbeat stock market performance.
Shares of Halliburton Co. slipped 0.7% in premarket trading Monday, after the oil services company reported a third-quarter profit that was in line with expectations but revenue that fell below, amid lower pressure pumping activity and reduced drilling and wireline activity. Net income fell to $295 million, or 34 cents a share, from $435 million, or 50 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. The FactSet consensus for earnings per share was 34 cents. Revenue dropped 10.1% to $5.55 billion, missing the FactSet consensus of $5.82 billion, as completion and production revenue declined 15.9% to $3.51 billion to miss expectations of $3.66 billion while drilling and evaluation revenue rose 2.1% to $2.04 billion but missed projections of $2.15 billion. Halliburton's stock has lost 15.3% over the past three months, while the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF has tumbled 21.1% and the S&P 500 has edged up 0.3%.
Energy-related ETFs climbed Friday on geopolitical risk and concerns over Middle East supply after an Iranian tanker near the Saudi Arabian coast was attacked by what the ship’s owner believed was a missile ...
Energy stocks, largely abandoned by investors this year even as oil prices have bounced back from their lows, finally could be set for a rebound. While the SPDR Energy Select Sector Fund (XLE) is down more than 1% on the year compared to the more than 16% gain of the S&P 500, Dubravko Lakos-Bujas, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s (JPM) chief U.S. equity strategist, recently laid out five major reasons why oil and gas stocks were ready to surge, according to Business Insider. One of the surprising things this year has been the failure of energy stocks to rally along with the price of oil.
Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading month. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. Likewise, traders can also use this list to spot potential trend reversal opportunities that may offer a generous risk/reward. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques. To get access to all ETFdb.com premium content, sign up for a free 14-day trial to ETFdb.com Pro.
Allegations surrounding Iran's involvement are increasing geopolitical tensions in the Gulf region. Also, uncertainty about time needed by Saudi Arabia to return to full-capacity production adds to the woes.
Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that its 50-day moving average is below its 200-day moving average, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. Second, each of these ETFs is also trading above its 20-day moving average, thereby offering a near-term 'sell on the pop' opportunity given the longer-term downtrend at hand. Note that this prospects list also features a liquidity screen by excluding ETFs with average trading volumes below the one million shares mark. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques. To get access to all ETFdb.com premium content, sign up for a free 14-day trial to ETFdb.com Pro.
Oil prices are exploding higher on the day, with crude oil up 13% from its close on Friday. That obviously made big headlines in the stock market today, but it's not propelling energy stocks higher in the manner that many had expected.By now, many of you have likely read about the background story. For those that haven't, this is the short-but-sweet scoop. A drone strike rattled Saudi Arabia over the weekend, forcing the country to cut its oil production in half.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe move is equivalent to about 5 million barrels per day, or roughly 5% of the world's daily production.Here's where things get tricky though. Reports say that the production cut is mostly a precautionary measure and that most of that output should be back online within 48 hours.At first, many believed the attack was carried about Yemen's Houthi rebels. Now it is alleged that Iran is behind the attack, which would significantly ratchet up tensions in the Middle East and potentially implicate a response from other nations outside of it (including the United States). Oil's Big ImplicationsNow you know the backstory on why oil prices are surging. But the implications are incredibly far reaching. * 7 Tech Stocks You Should Avoid Now First, where can oil prices go? Let's keep one thing in mind: Oil prices are back to where they were in June. We're still notably away from the April highs and down significantly year-over-year. So while some may suggest that there's enough supply in the market to keep a lid on oil prices, the charts suggest there could easily be more upside.Impacting supply is a few different factors. The first, can Saudi Arabia actually get a majority of production back online in as little as two days, or is it a save-face move ahead of the eventual Saudi Aramco IPO? Second, will the U.S. and other oil-rich nations make up the difference? While 5 million barrels per day is admittedly a lot of oil, between the rest of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the U.S., it seems like most of this deficit could be covered.Will President Donald Trump help eradicate a shortage in supply? He seems eager to, tweeting about tapping into the country's strategic oil reserves and fast-tracking pipeline permits. Lastly, will conflicts be ongoing and will tensions remain high in the Middle East? If the answer is yes, then not only are future supply disruptions possible, but energy investors will price in a risk premium to the oil market.Should we see a big spike in oil prices that sustains for months on end, that may have negative implications going into the fourth quarter and holiday seasons. The last thing consumers need -- both here in the U.S. and globally -- is a substantial rise in gas prices that persists into 2020.Finally, a bulk of Saudi Arabia's production goes to Asia. What implications could that have on China's economy, which is already feeling pressure from the trade war? Energy Stocks Make Big MovesSo far, the spike in oil has had a hit-and-miss impact on the energy sector. The Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLE) climbed "just" 3.4% on the day. However, the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSEARCA:OIH) jumped 8.6% in the stock market today.Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), which makes up 23% of the XLE, climbed a lackluster 1.5% on the day. Chevron (NYSE:CVX) makes up 22% of the ETF and jumped just over 2%. It's becoming clear why the XLE showed such little life on the day now.Others were more pronounced, though. Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) jumped 5.3%, while Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) climbed almost 11% on the day. These are the top two holdings in the OIH, by the way.Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY), BP (NYSE:BP) and Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) climbed 6%, 3.9% and 6.5%, respectively.Let's see if we can get more follow through in energy stocks this week, and what oil prices do over the next few days and weeks. Movers in the Stock Market TodayIt wasn't just energy stocks posting big moves on the day. General Motors (NYSE:GM) fell more than 4% after the United Automobile Workers, comprising 50,000 members, went on a nation-wide strike. It impacts 33 production plants and 22 warehouse facilities. JPMorgan analyst Adam Jonas said it will cost GM 3 cents in earnings per share per day, but that proper inventory management and pricing changes can help offset those losses. He likes GM as a buy-the-dip candidate.Despite winning the streaming rights for the renowned hit "Seinfeld," Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares were flat on the day. While some may question who wants to watch such an old show, just remember that "Friends" is one of Netflix's top shows. It will lose "Friends" in 2020, along with its other top performer, "The Office"). Unfortunately though, the five-year "Seinfeld" deal won't start until 2021.Shares of MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) were up 2.1% after reports surfaced that Blackstone (NYSE:BX) is in talks to buy the Bellagio and MGM Grand. However, those discussion appear to be ongoing, as no deal has been reached yet (or may be reached at all, for that matter).Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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Investors will turn their attention to Washington this week, as the Federal Open Market Committee gears up for its two-day meeting and representatives from big tech companies head to Capitol Hill to testify.