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Rising energy prices and geopolitical instability could force more nations to explore shale gas reserves, leading to wider opportunities for fracking.
Schlumberger (SLB) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
[Editor's Note: This story was previously published in September 2018. It has since been updated and republished.]Whether you're a newbie who just watched The Wolf of Wall Street or you're a seasoned trader whose previous fliers on penny stocks have burned one too many holes in your pocket, the story is the same -- stay away from penny stocks!Penny stocks (classified by the SEC as anything trading under $5) are among the more volatile securities you'll ever come across. There are a few reasons for that, not the least of which is that their low prices confuse many would-be investors. Remember, just because it trades for a dollar doesn't mean that it's a cheap stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsConsider Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY), which trades for a mere $3.60. Compare that to Danone (OTCMKTS:DANOY), trading at $15.46. Lifeway certainly appears cheaper, but with a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 57 versus Danone's P/E of 15, you're actually paying a premium for LWAY stock. [Ed's note: As of this writing, Lifeway trades at $2.47 and Danone trades at $14.82; Lifeway's P/E is not listed and Danone's P/E is 16.77.]That tiny price tag also makes penny stocks more susceptible to scammers and wild swings in price. All of this is not to say that buying penny stocks can't go your way, but the odds are stacked against you.Still here? Good. For those of you determined to get rich quick and HODL (hold on for dear life), I've rounded up five penny stocks that I found through a combination of earnings growth, fundamental strength and performance. * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher I'll tell you if you should buy it or stay away from it, but do yourself a favor and only invest money that you can afford to lose and not your kids' college fund. These are only for the crazies.Source: Shutterstock Enservco Corporation (ENSV)Sector: Energy Long-term earnings growth: 20% Year-to-date performance: 10.91% Enservo (NYSEARCA:ENSV) is a little-known oil and gas player with a lot of earnings juice in the tank. The reason you haven't heard of this Denver-based company is due to its particularly boring, but stable, business: well enhancement and fluid logistics.In a nutshell, Enservco works with American exploration and production (E&P) firms through its three subsidiary businesses (Heat Waves Hot Oil Service, Heat Waves Water Mangement, Dillco Fluid Service). These companies provide core services that include hot oiling, acidizing and frac water heating.It's not your conventional oil and gas business. While Enservco suffered along with the rest of the oil patch during the dog days of the energy rout, it has since turned things around. In 2016, ENSV reported an operating income loss of $11 million. By 2017, management had trimmed that loss to $5 million. And in the trailing 12 months, its operating loss has narrowed to just $2 million.Enservco is now on track to become profitable again and the company has proven that it can drive profit growth even in a low-price environment.Should you buy ENSV stock? In the past year, Enservco's stock is down 45%. But with 122.20% earnings growth in store over the next year and a steady 20% growth rate over the next five years, 50% upside in the stock isn't that much of a long shot. But for now, hold ENSV stock.Source: Shutterstock Smart Sand (SND)Sector: Minerals Earnings growth: -2.6% YTD performance: -21.19%Smart Sand (NASDAQ:SND) is another company that works directly with frackers and oil drillers. Unlike Enservco, Smart Sands' business is in hydrocarbon. Specifically, SND is in hydrocarbon recovery for Big Oil hydraulic frackers. It also owns its own sand mine for fracking in the Oakdale, Wisconsin area, and another mine in Jackson County, Wisconsin.Lately, business has been good, with Smart Sand increasing its net income from 8 million in 2014 to 29 million in the past year. In the current quarter, analysts expect SND to more than double its earnings. The quarter after that, analysts expect growth of 250%. But it seems that Smart Sand's exponential growth rate is terminal, with -2.6% growth penciled in for the next five years. * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside Should you buy SND stock? With SND trading in a range near or at all-time lows, it needs a catalyst to be worth owning. According to U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA) CEO, Bryan Shinn, that catalyst is demand for locally sourced frac sand. "The trend towards longer laterals and more sand per well is continuing and will drive strong demand into 2019 and beyond," says Shinn. Higher oil prices should also facilitate stronger demand for fracking sand and make SND stock worth holding.Source: Shutterstock Shineco (TYHT)Sector: Pharma Earnings growth: N/A YTD performance: -23.97%Shineco (NASDAQ:TYHT) is a China-based holding company specializing in Chinese herbal medicine, which it sells through its subsidiaries direct to consumers. Shineco differentiates itself from its competition through its technology: Apocynum Venetum Fiber, Flavonoids and Pectinose.Apocynum Venetum is a cotton-like Chinese fiber with (allegedly) antibacterial properties that are intended to regulate blood pressure. Shineco's flavonoids are central to its "cardio-cerebral-vascular" drugs.The company claims that its treatments improve memory, among many other things. Pectinose, which can be used as a food additive, is used by Shineco to lower blood lipids and enhance the immune system.Should you buy TYHT stock? With a P/E of 1.39, TYHT stock is undervalued relative its peers (11.84X). That said, Shineco's business sounds too hokey for me, and it's a space that doesn't lend itself well to competitive moats. I'm also unconvinced that its investment in blockchain through Hash Bank will pay off. Stay away unless you're extra nuts. Source: Shutterstock Coffee Holding Co (JVA)Sector: Food & Beverages Earnings growth: 16% YTD performance: 76.4%Like most of the companies on this list, you've probably never heard of Coffee Holding Co (NASDAQ:JVA), a scrappy little company whose business is beans. JVA sells coffee wholesale for several uses, which include green coffee, private-label use and as branded coffee.Back in 2011, Coffee Holding was on top of the world. Forbes named Coffee Holding No. 41 on its "Best Small Companies" list amid a boom in coffee stocks. Companies such as Caribou Coffee and Peet's Coffee & Tea were flying high as the price of coffee peaked around $2.90-per-pound. Today, both Caribou and Peet's are delisted as the price of coffee trades just under $1-per-pound.The only coffee stock you hear about today is Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), which is more akin to McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) than the aforementioned coffee stocks. But Coffee Holdings survived the downtrend and is still kicking. What's more, coffee prices have been in a bearish trend since November 2016 and are overdue for a turn higher. * 3 Different Ways for Newcomers to Buy S&P 500 Stocks Should you buy JVA stock? Its relative anonymity works in its favor. JVA stock currently has a single analyst covering it, earning JVA its sole "buy" rating. The analyst's price target of $9 allows for 30.06% upside from JVA's current perch of $6.92. If Coffee Holding rises on the back of higher coffee prices, you can bet that price target will be revised higher and more analysts will pile in with their own targets. If you've got money to risk, buy JVA stock before that happens. [Ed's note: It's already happened, but more upside could be in store. Watch for small-cap strength to continue.]Source: Shutterstock Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN)Sector: Cyclical Consumer Services Earnings growth: 21.40% next year YTD performance: 53.13%If you evaluated Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN) based solely on its 2018 performance, you may have ran for the hills and not looked back. But if you bought at the turn of 2019, you'd be up 53%.I understand if you didn't -- It's a relatively unknown company that has struggled for years to turn a profit, capped by a year of monster losses … why would anyone dare risk their own money in DLPN?The upside potential …Trading at $1.50, four analysts have slapped buy ratings on the stock with a $3.17 price target consensus, or 110.70% upside from here. Not bad.With all of the hoopla surrounding MoviePass [Ed's note: Helios and Matheson stock has been delisted from the Nasdaq], Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) and Disney (NYSE:DIS), it's easy to forget there are other content production companies in existence. Dolphin Entertainment may not be the largest or the loudest, but it's making moves behind the Hollywood scenes.Should you buy DLPN stock? Its recently acquired 42West marketing outfit provided DLPN with a revenue stream in the public relations industry. With a forward P/E less than 10, it's hard not to take a flier on DLPN stock.As of this writing, John Kilhefner did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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Total backlog of TechnipFMC (FTI) at the end of fourth-quarter 2018 is estimated at $15 billion, higher than $13 billion in the year-ago period.
National Oilwell Varco Inc NYSE:NOVView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is low and declining * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for NOV with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. Additionally, this was an improvement in sentiment as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices reduced their short positions on February 13. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding NOV totaled $16.34 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. 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. NOV credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last one year and indicate improvement in the market's perception of the company's credit worthiness.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.
Canadian company Precision Drilling was able to squeeze out a profit this past quarter, and it's looking to build on that success in 2019.
National Oilwell Varco Inc is a provider in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion and production operations, and the provision of oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The dividend yield of National Oilwell Varco Inc stocks is 0.68%. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with NOV.
"Today's action reflects our view that Fortress' liquidity is weakening given the current level of debt maturing in the next 12-18 months and that access to equity or bond markets has not been tested since the launch of the FSCA investigation last year" says Lahlou Meksaoui, a Moody's Lead Analyst. Fortress has ZAR5.0 billion of debt maturing in the next 18 months including ZAR1.3 billion of bonds. In a press release dated 6 December 2018, the South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority ("FSCA") has indicated that its investigation on possible insider trading and price manipulation on Fortress shares is on-going, no guidance on the timing of a resolution has been provided.
Precision Drilling (PDS) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 100.00% and 6.98%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2018. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of 51 cents. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs, came to less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. The average estimate of ...
Oil States International (OIS) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -46.15% and 5.00%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2018. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
The Houston-based company said it had a loss of 24 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs and severance costs, were 19 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The ...
Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PTEN) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018.
in the 'Lightning Round' of Mad Money last night, Jim Cramer replied, "I don't like offshore drilling, it's been a real loser. In this daily bar chart of SLB, below, we can see that prices have eroded from a high back in May. SLB made a low in late December and has shown some improvement. The trading volume was heavy in December as prices reached a low point but it has weakened the past six weeks.
Shares of oil and gas companies were broadly higher Wednesday, as reports of supply cuts and optimism on U.S.-China trade talks helped fuel a rally in crude oil prices. The energy sector was the best performing of the S&P 500's 11 key sectors, with the SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF climbing 2.0% with all 30 equity components gaining ground. The biggest gainer was Newfield Exploration Co.'s stock , which ran up 4.5%. Among other more-active components, shares of Marathon Oil Corp. advanced 2.5%, Kinder Morgan Inc. rose 1.5%, Exxon Mobil Corp. tacked on 1.2%, Schlumberger NV climbed 2.3%, and Chevron Corp. gained 1.3%. Meanwhile, crude oil futures ran up 2.0%. The energy ETF has hiked up 13.9% year to date, while the S&P 500 has rallied 10.1%.
FMC Technologies (FTI) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
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Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") downgraded Kirby Corporation's ("Kirby") senior unsecured rating to Baa3 from Baa2 and changed the rating outlook to stable from negative. This rating action follows the company's recent announcement that it will acquire the fleet of Cenac Marine Services ("Cenac"), a tank barge operator, for $244 million to be funded with additional debt. The rating downgrade reflects Kirby's sustained high financial leverage that will increase following the Cenac acquisition, to about 3.5x pro forma (all metrics after Moody's standard adjustments), and weak credit metrics and liquidity for the Baa2 level given the company's business risk profile.
Patterson-UTI Energy's business has been posting losses for more than three years, and management thinks the first half of 2019 could continue to be just as difficult.
U.S. equities are surging higher again on Tuesday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average off of support near its 200-day moving average to close in on highs set earlier in the month.Catalysts for the optimism include reports of a tentative agreement on border security ahead of a Friday deadline to avoid another government closure, ongoing hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and ongoing dovish vibes from the Federal Reserve. The Q4 earnings season is winding down as well, which is opening up the share buyback window allowing corporate executives to load up their balance sheets with their own shares once more. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months While high-growth stocks in areas like technology are leading the way higher, the more conservative dividend stocks are coming along for the ride too. Here are five dividend stocks paying a dividend of 4% or more that are worth a look:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Exxon Mobil (XOM) Click to EnlargeShares of Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) are enjoying a lift off of support near its 50-day moving average, setting up a run at the 200-day average that hasn't been crossed since December. The company, which pays a 4.4% dividend yield, is benefiting from signs of lift from crude oil as it forms an inverse head-and-shoulders reversal pattern that traces a rally back to levels seen in late October.The company will next report results on May 3 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 85 cents per share on revenues of $70.4 billion. When the company last reported on Feb. 1, earnings of $1.44 per share beat estimates by 35 cents on an 8.1% rise in revenues. Chevron (CVX) Click to EnlargeShares of Chevron (NYSE:CVX), which pay a 4.1% dividend yield, are challenging their 200-day moving average to cap a near-19% rise off of its late December low. Watch for an extension to the early October high near $126 a share, which would be worth a gain of more than 8% from here. * 10 Stocks That Every 20-Year-Old Should Buy The company will next report results on May 3 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.43 per share on revenues of $38.3 billion. When the company last reported on Feb. 1, earnings of $1.95 beat estimates by 6 cents per share on a 12.6% rise in revenues. Philip Morris (PM) Click to EnlargeShares of Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) have climbed back up and over their 200-day moving average, capping a rise of 23% from the lows seen in late December. The company, which carries a juicy 5.8% dividend yield, has benefited from regulatory and popular scrutiny of new e-cig competitors from the likes of Juul.The company will next report results on May 9 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.03 per share on revenues of $6.8 billion. When the company last reported on Feb. 7, earnings of $1.25 beat estimates by 9 cents per share despite a 9% drop in revenues. IBM (IBM) Click to EnlargeIBM (NYSE:IBM) shares are extending their recent recovery above their 200-day moving average, closing the gapped move lower that they suffered from in the middle of October. IBM stock, which carries a 5.7% dividend yield, is benefiting from a turnaround in sales momentum and positive forward guidance issued by management. * 7 Forever Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains The company will next report results on April 23 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $2.2 per share on revenues of $18.8 billion. When the company last reported on Jan. 22, earnings of $4.87 per share beat estimates by 5 cents on a 3.5% decline in revenues. Schlumberger (SLB) Click to EnlargeShares of Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) are consolidating their recent push above their 50-day moving average, setting up a run at the 200-day average that hasn't been touched since back in August. The company reported a 17% increase in revenues for its production segment while drilling revenue increased by 10% as U.S. shale producers continue to ramp up.The company will next report results on April 18 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 30 cents per share on revenues of $7.9 billion. When the company last reported on Jan. 18, earnings of 36 cents per share missed estimates by 2 cents on flat revenues.As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks That Every 20-Year-Old Should Buy * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond Compare Brokers The post 5 Dividend Stocks Making Meaningful Moves Higher appeared first on InvestorPlace.