SLB - Schlumberger Limited

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
37.00
-0.49 (-1.31%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close37.49
Open37.65
Bid37.00 x 1200
Ask37.10 x 2900
Day's Range36.93 - 37.90
52 Week Range34.99 - 70.47
Volume7,505,570
Avg. Volume8,897,379
Market Cap51.249B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.66
PE Ratio (TTM)25.52
EPS (TTM)1.45
Earnings DateJul 18, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.00 (4.69%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-04
1y Target Est53.56
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    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Schlumberger NV.

    Schlumberger NV NYSE:SLBView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for SLB with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting SLB. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $4.04 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold SLB are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS MarkitThere is no PMI sector data available for this security. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. SLB credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last three years and indicate the market's continued positive perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

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