|Bid||36.43 x 900|
|Ask||36.44 x 1000|
|Day's Range||35.64 - 36.51|
|52 Week Range||34.46 - 69.61|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.78|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.16|
|Earnings Date||Jul 19, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.00 (5.77%)|
|1y Target Est||52.09|
is by far the largest individual holding within the oil services ETF, making up more than 21% of the fund's net assets. Schlumberger shares bounced a bit on Thursday in response to the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, but they're still trading down some 70% from the 2014 highs. It wasn't all that long ago that Schlumberger was viewed as a market darling and a premier name in the energy sector.
Schlumberger NV NYSE:SLBView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * 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 | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold SLB had net inflows of $6.20 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. 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 within the middle of their range for the last three years.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.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.
The big news overnight were reports that two energy tankers were attacked in the Persian Gulf, near the critical Strait of Hormuz chokepoint. All eyes are on the Iranians, who are locked in a sanctions stalemate with the United States and have threatened to attack energy infrastructure in the region.For now, Tehran is denying responsibility. But traders on Wall Street are busily bidding up crude oil and energy stocks as recent bearishness driven by growing inventories fades fast. This follows Wednesday's 4% lurch lower in West Texas Intermediate, which was testing support near the $50-a-barrel level. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 For investors looking to take advantage of rising tensions -- calling to memory the mining of the Persian Gulf in decades past -- consider these four stocks:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Oil Stocks to Buy: Schlumberger (SLB)Shares of oilfield services provider Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) are bouncing off of support near the late-December lows, setting the stage for a challenge of the 50-day moving average. Such a move would be worth a gain of 11% from here. Shares were recently upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Stifel.The company will next report results on July 19 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 35 cents per share on revenues of $8.1 billion. When the company last reported on April 18, earnings of 30 cents per share matched estimates on a 0.6% rise in revenues. Philips 66 (PSX)Shares of oil stock Philips 66 (NYSE:PSX) are enjoying the formation of a solid base of support near the $85-a-share level and look ready for a push towards a combination of resistance near $87.50 -- the confluence of its upper Bollinger Band, its 50-day moving average and its mid-May high. A breakout from here would put the mid-April high near $98 in play, which would be worth a gain of 14% from here. * 7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession The company will next report results on July 26 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $2.35 on revenues of $26.9 billion. When the company last reported on April 30, earnings of 40 cents per share beat estimates by five cents. Hess (HES)Shares of Hess (NYSE:HES) are challenging their 200-day moving average after finding support near its early March lows. Watch for a third attempt at the $67.50 level, which would be worth a gain of roughly 17% from here. Hess is an independent oil and gas producer that has seen its shares churn sideways for more than a decade. Nothing like the specter of another conflict in the Middle East to break the malaise.The company will next report results on July 24 before the bell. Analysts are looking for a break-even results on revenues of $1.6 billion. When the company last reported on April 25, earnings of nine cents per share beat estimates by 36 cents on a 15% rise in revenues. Chevron (CVX)Shares of Chevron (NYSE:CVX) are breaking up and out of a three-month consolidation range after finding support under their 200-day moving average. Watch for another challenge of the $125-a-share level that has bounded its range since late 2017. Analysts at Citigroup recently resumed coverage of the stock with a buy rating. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks Winning the Race in 2019 The company will next report results on July 26 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $2.02 per share on revenues of $41.5 billion. When the company last reported on April 26, earnings of $1.39 beat estimates by six cents on a 6.8% decline in revenues.As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure * 6 Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Big Thing Compare Brokers The post 4 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Energy stocks rallied in unison Thursday to pace the S&P 500's sector gainers, with crude oil futures surging as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran was to blame for a number of recent incidents, including the attacks Thursday on two oil tankers in the Middle East. The SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF rallied 1.3% in afternoon trade, with all 29 equity components gaining ground. Among the more-active components, shares of Halliburton Co. hiked up 2.8%, Marathon Oil Corp. gained 1.8%, Schlumberger NV rose 3.7%, Exxon Mobil Corp. tacked on 0.8% and Kinder Morgan Inc. advanced 0.8%. Meanwhile, crude oil futures surged 2.8%, after settling Wednesday at a 5-month low. The energy ETF has lost 6.9% year to date, while the S&P 500 tacked on 2.8%.
The oil services fund has spent the last six months testing 2001 support and may complete an historic double bottom reversal.
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One analyst expects the company to rebound as drilling activity improves and investors see that it’s earning enough cash to pay its large dividend.
Shares of Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB ) are down about 50 percent over the past year and trading at a compelling valuation that offsets current concerns, according to Stifel. The Analyst Stifel's ...
Schlumberger Limited (SLB) will hold a conference call on July 19, 2019 to discuss the results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2019. The conference call is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am US Eastern time and a press release regarding the results will be issued at 7:00 am US Eastern time. A webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously at www.slb.com/irwebcast on a listen-only basis.
Although total rig count in the United States increases through the week till May 31, the tally may fall in the coming weeks owing to declining capital spending by U.S. explorers and a drop in oil prices.
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB), a large-cap worth US$50b, comes to mind for investors seeking a strong and reliable...
The S&P 500 continues to drift a few hundred points shy of its record high as investors balance worries over the China trade war with growing American financial strength.Source: Shutterstock But there is one number that could kick all the optimism to the curb, and right soon.It's the price of oil.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe global price, defined as Brent North Sea oil, recently fell from its 2019 high of almost $74 per barrel and was trading on Wednesday at about $68.That's nearly a $10/barrel premium over the main U.S. grade, West Texas Intermediate, which is at about $59 per barrel. That $9 per barrel discount, despite the 2016 end of a ban on U.S. oil exports, is the product of Texas shale oil. U.S. production, now 12.2 million barrels per day, is double what it was in the 1990s. * 7 Stocks to Sell Amid an Escalating Trade War Prices have been falling steadily but they could be due for a short-term snapback. Here's why. Bad News Piles UpBad supply news is starting to pile up in the global oilpatch. Arab oil producers are working hard to get prices high, and believe they are succeeding.It's not just tensions in Iran, Libya and Venezuela that are impacting supply. Russia is cutting supplies, and that may not all be voluntary. Its pipelines were contaminated by chlorine in April, which Russia blames on a small company pushing untreated product. The $2.7 billion in contaminated oil is causing disruption throughout Europe.Russian analysts are warning loudly of global instability in the oil markets. But American analysts insist the U.S. can supply the market at $40-$45 per barrel, thanks to new fracking technology, and they can say the outlook for prices is bearish even with OPEC supply cuts.If these analysts are wrong, global growth could turn negative. Shale SlowdownSchlumberger (NYSE:SLB) is the canary in the coal mine here. SLB stock has been getting hammered as drillers cut their orders. Fracked wells deplete quickly; without constant investment, supplies can dry up quickly.Shale operators insist they can raise production by 16% this year, with many producers raising their production guidance, but if they're also spending less that's not going to continue.Warren Buffett's support for the Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) takeout of Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) is based in prices remaining high or rising. That's not good for consumers. The Long-Term Outlook for EnergyWhat we're witnessing, in my view, is the last dance of the oil patch.New production is being developed in Brazil, and Exxon Mobil's (NYSE:XOM) production program in Guyana will hold prices down over the long-term.Meanwhile, prices for both solar energy and wind energy continue to decline, while demand is only now returning to its peak in 2000 thanks to the cheapest renewable energy of all -- efficiency.Renewable energy now constitutes one-third of the world's electricity generation. For countries without a huge amount of fossil fuel infrastructure, it's the obvious choice. The Bottom LineOn the one hand, because high oil prices are now in America's economic interest, prices should remain high throughout the summer. Current disruptions and international tensions should, on the other hand, lead to a hard spike in prices. This could still happen, but if it does, the impact will be shortlived, and it will only serve to accelerate the ongoing transition toward renewables.The lack of a price spike in the face of global growth, OPEC supply cuts, Russian supply disruptions and a slowdown in oilfield spending is the dog that is not barking in the energy market.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of the mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy for June * 7 Stocks to Buy From One of America's Best Pension Funds * 4 Consumer Staples Stocks for Both Income and Growth Compare Brokers The post Crude Oil Prices Could Rally, But the Long-Term Outlook Is Bleak appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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The tally for oil drilling rigs in the United States not only declines for three successive weeks, but also touches the lowest mark since March 2018.
Already being hammered by declining oil prices, the trade war and investors shifting away from riskier assets, downgrades from a major ratings agency could be the next headwind faced by cap-weighted oil ...
The stock market knows something policymakers don't: The era of oil stocks is dead.Despite Administration efforts to embargo Iran and Venezuela, and despite fracking's growing control over supply, the price of the U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude oil remains below where it was last fall. The global price, defined by Brent North Sea oil, dropped $7 per barrel in the month before May 23.A decade that began with an "energy crisis" is ending in a global glut, just as U.S. production reaches a record 12 million barrels a day.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsTo keep production high, the Administration is giving the oil companies everything they always wanted. Rules on safety are being abolished. Government-owned lands are being opened for drilling. The Administration is trying to open Alaska to oil exploration.Yet despite what had been the best quarter for prices in a decade and predictions from analysts of even-higher prices, stocks in the oil sector haven't risen in five years. The U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEARCA:USO), an ETF tracking the oil sector, is down 68% over that time, while the S&P 500 is up 46%.How is this possible? It's possible because oil and gas no longer represent cheap energy. Renewable energy, not just efficiency but electricity produced without oil, gas or nuclear fuel, is becoming the cheap energy.The lifetime cost of solar and wind installations, $63.20 per Megawatt-hour, is now below that of coal, and approaching that of natural gas. The solar power expansion that began early this decade in the Far West, spurred by favorable tax laws, has now spread to the heart of the U.S. oilpatch. * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy What should be a golden era in the oilpatch tastes like dust on Wall Street because it has come too late. Exxon Mobil (XOM)Source: Shutterstock Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) stock reached its peak for the year in April, trading at over $83 per share. On May 23, it was trading below $74.At that price, the stock yielded 4.33% in dividends, $3.48 per share, and had a price-to-earnings ratio of 17 … slightly below the market. In 2018, Exxon Mobil earned $4.88 per share, but for the first quarter, it earned only 55 cents per share fully diluted, below analyst estimates.Exxon Mobil is the most diversified of the American oil majors. It produces oil around the world, refines it, and markets it through its own stations. Exxon blamed the first quarter on its refining segment. Its report highlighted a huge new oil find off the coast of Guyana, and a gas find off the coast of Cyprus. Its very diversification is hurting results.The analyst verdict on Exxon Mobil is weakening, with four analysts taking down buy orders and entering the weaker "hold" camp in the last three months. Analysts are worried about Exxon Mobil's ability to generate cash from operations. The best-run company in Houston has become the least-favorite major oil stock. If Exxon Mobil, with its global reach, diversification, yield and $279 billion in 2018 revenue, up almost 20% from 2017, isn't a great investment, what is? Schlumberger (SLB)Source: Shutterstock Oil has become a technology business, and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) is its master.Schlumberger technology makes it easier than ever to find oil, to drill for it, and to measure what's going on inside a well. Schlumberger pays a 50-cent-per-share dividend that was yielding 4.69% at the May 23 price of about $37.50. It generated $5.7 billion in operating cash flow last year, on a market cap of $51.4 billion.So, you think, business is great, and people are wonderful. Not so fast.Over the last five years, Schlumberger has been a disastrous investment. The shares are down 64% in that time. The dividend hasn't been increased since 2015. Profits have been falling over the last four quarters and are down 60% from their 2015 peak, when Schlumberger bought oil tools producer Cameron for $14.8 billion. Capital spending has been declining in the oil patch, and Schlumberger is suffering. Commodity oversupply means better technology for reaching that commodity isn't a good investment. Analysts, however, have yet to give up on the stock, with half keeping it on their buy lists. * 7 Marijuana Stocks to Play the CBD Trend Schlumberger management remains optimistic about international operations and there are still analysts pounding the table for it. But it's generally "out of sight, out of mind," a stock that's seldom written about, where mid-decade it was one of the hottest stocks in the market. Whiting Petroleum (WLL)Source: SarahTz Via FlickrIn 2014, Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) bought Kodiak Oil & Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in the Bakken oil field of North Dakota and Montana, a field opened up by fracking technologyI called Whiting the "King of the Bakken." I also told investors to "sell while you can."Since then, the stock is down 88%; its market cap is down to $1.77 billion, half what it paid for Kodiak. Growing revenues, and even a $342 million profit in 2018, failed to attract buyers. Its March report slipped back into a loss of $69 million, and the shares have resumed their march toward zero.Things are so bad that when Whiting offered to buy QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP), another big Bakken player, Whiting shares fell 10%. No thanks, investors said, we're full.Making things worse is that CEO Brad Holly, hired from Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) in 2017, was named in a sexual harassment scandal at his former employer. Holly vigorously denies the charges, but such charges have to be distracting.There remain analysts pounding the table for Whiting, and the North Dakota oilpatch.The problem is that all oil is not created equal. Transportation costs create a discount between the Bakken price and what Texas oil brings. Even if Whiting is paying $50 per barrel to bring oil up, it was only attracting $52 per barrel in February. The price for Bakken oil has been as high as $65/barrel in the last year, but as low as $38/barrel.The market's verdict is clear, and it seemed clear to me years ago. Get out of oil stocks while you can.Dana Blankenhorn http://www.danablankenhorn.com is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of the mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family https://www.amazon.com/Reluctant-Detective-Finds-Her-Family-ebook/dp/B07FSRDR4Y/, available at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing, he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post 3 Oil Stocks to Drop Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.