Schlumberger Ltd (SLB)

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Today's Range: 76.46 - 78.50 | SLB Avg Daily Volume: 8,830,900
Last Update: 11/25/15 - 4:01 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -9.23%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $78.18
52 Week Range: $66.57 - $95.13
Oustanding Shares: 1,261,103,708
Market Cap: 98,593,087,891
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for SLB
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 18 18 19 19
Moderate Buy 0 0 1 1
Hold 7 7 7 7
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.65 1.65 1.64 1.64
Latest Dividend: 0.50
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.56%
Dividend Ex-Date: 11/30/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 29.39
Price Earnings Comparisons:
SLB Sector Avg. S&P 500
29.39 29.40 32.58
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
6.91% -18.56% 8.92%
Revenue 4.90 0.24 0.07
Net Income -18.70 0.19 0.06
EPS -17.80 0.14 0.04
Earnings for SLB:
Revenue 48.58B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/15) Qtr (03/16) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.65 $0.60 $3.37 $2.77
Number of Analysts 17 14 20 20
High Estimate $0.72 $0.70 $3.43 $3.75
Low Estimate $0.57 $0.53 $3.28 $2.15
Prior Year $1.50 $1.06 $5.57 $3.37
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -56.43% -43.06% -39.43% -17.90%
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Breathtaking advance in the early going and a slow dribble over the balance of the day (albeit from elevated levels). Win for the bulls today and the week. Is KaloBios Pharmaceuticals (KBIO), which has seen its share double today, the next Iomega ... or is it the next K-tel? Taxable bonds gave back some in price. Municipals were up modestly in price and lower in yield. I continue to use the strength to reduce my muni bond exposure. HIgh yield was mixed,  though Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) hit another low. The U.S. dollar strengthened and we are approaching the old and recent highs. Crude is modestly better but energy stocks are lower. I remain short Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB); both are on my Best Ideas List as shorts. SunEdison (SUNE) hit a new low. Jimmy and I chimed in on this one on The Street yesterday.  Gold stinking up the joint, again. (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- strong, though TSLA lower on recall. NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- is tasty, too, led by Nike. Banks are mixed. (I noted earlier that the yield curve has flattened recently.) Consumer staples are stronger, ignoring the strength of the dollar. Retail is mixed, with home improvement, led by Home Depot and Lowe's (LOW), the shining stars. I am a buyer of Best Buy (BBY) on weakness if the market ever corrects!  I am planning to make Macy's (M) a large holding based on my assessment that it is an M&A candidate. Autos still well-bid. Old tech is stronger, led by Intel (INTC) and IBM (IBM). Biotech reverses yesterday's gains, led by Allergan (AGN) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX). UnitedHealth Group (UNH) is trading up after yesterday's guidance lower. Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) sells off sharply -- down at this writing almost 9% -- after the Centers for Disease Control reports E-Coli linked to 26 restaurants. I am eyeing Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) still. I did very little on the trading and investing sid
I missed nothing as the market flatlined all afternoon. Here is the intraday on SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).   In commodities land: oil down 16 cents (barely above $40/barrel), natural gas down eight cents, gold up $13/ounce, silver up 15 cents/ounce, copper marginally lower, wheat up $7.25, corn up 0.6%, coffee up $7.30 (that's a big move) and lumber up smartly by $8.60 to $247.  High yield continues junky. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) took a nearly 1% hit and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) similarly lower. Chesapeake Energy (CHK) debt down $18 in last two days. Veritas hung deal -- I discussed previously. Some of my bearish market view stems from the weakness in junk and the widening spreads. But, for now, the markets are not paying attention. The U.S. dollar weakened, against consensus/speculators who seem to be large the U.S. dollar long. Municipals were bid better and closed-end muni funds were broadly higher (I continue to sell into the strength). Banks were marginally higher-- good performance in light of recent strength. Retail mixed. Favs Macy's (M) and Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) slightly lower while Wal-Mart (WMT) was unchanged. Autos continue their rally. Health care weak on the UnitedHealth Group's (UNH) warning earlier in the day. Oils gave up some of yesterday's gains. Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) -- my two shorts -- down large fractions. (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- was five for five lower, but marginally so as none of the ingredients had a major move down NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- was weaker except a strong gain for NKE. Gap (GAP) lowers 2015 earnings per share view from a range of $2.75 to $2.80 to a range of $2.38 to $2.42. Stock down by 2% after hours. Nike declares large buyback and 2-for-1 split.  Shares up about $4 after hours. Williams-Sonoma (WSM) beats but moves EPS and sales guidance lower (EPS to a range of $1.52 to $1.62 versus consensus of $1.67). Shares down about $3 after hours. Apple (AAPL) stood out today on the upside, Allergan (AGN) on the downside (down almost $9 on the day, though it's up almost $6 after hours). See below on new tax rules and my Comments Section back and forth with Bobby Lang. Speaking of Allergan, Treasury just gave details on new inversion rules to protect its own tax base. Biotechs reversed yesterday's gains and were down by nearly 2%. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) was a standout, up almost 16% on the day. The Treasury's anti-inversion rules should put a brake on some biotech M&A activity Square (SQ) initial public offering better received than I expected. Square's big brother, Twitter (TWTR), continuing its rally from the recent lows. New lows in Hedge Fund Hotel SunEdison (SUNE). Carleton English, Jim "El Capitan" Cramer and I weighed in on the stock today on TheStreet.

Today's Trades and Orders Real Money Pro($)

Bonds are well bid this morning, with the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) up $0.85 as I write this. I'm using the strength to further reduce my exposure to closed-end municipal-bond funds, which I've been selling since last week. I'm adding to my long of the Blackstone/GSO
Oil prices still are months from recovering, but it could pay to check out beaten-up industry suppliers.
I hope that my opening missive gave some further clarity to my fundamental approach to trading and investing.  The day and the week belonged to the bears. A Martha Reeves and the Vandellas market -- nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.  Lows of the days. The U.S. dollar strengthened. Taxable bonds were well-bid. Municipals were marginally higher. The high-yield market continues to look like junk. Crude to new lows, benefiting my recent energy shorts Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB). Gold moves ever lower. A week ago I suggested that (T)FANG euphoria was unjustified and that a likely high was being made.  I continue to believe so. NOSH --which has supported the S&P all year -- is down quite a lot today. Consumer staples are under pressure with the strong U.S. dollar. Banks, as I have warned, continue to sell off. Another 3% to 4% lower and I get interested in rebuilding the positions. Autos continue to erode. Biowreck trading higher; let's watch this sector closely next week. The Bobbsey Twins of Mallinckrodt (MNK) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) are up on the day. Apple (AAPL) is conspicuously weak. ATM? I took off the balance of my

A Not-So-Short List of Shorts Real Money Pro($)

In response to a number of subscriber emails, here is a partial list of my shorts:
My recent energy shorts -- Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB), which are both on my "Best Short Ideas" list -- are breaking down.
Happy Veterans Day to all who have served. *Price is what you pay, value is what you get." -- Warren Buffett. Read this, written nearly 13 years ago (hat tip Divine Ms M). Quiet and range-bound day, for a change! The U.S. dollar is weaker, but barely. Crude oil down by over a beaner, and energy stocks are broadly lower. Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) are recent Best Ideas List names (on the short side).  Taxable bonds were offered. Municipal bonds flat. High yield weaker. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) gives up half of yesterday's gains. Gold losing its luster. Financials starting to get hit late in the day -- especially of a Citigroup (C) kind. Retailers=Schmeissburger. Consumer staples mixed. Industrials and commodities0based groups languishing; for example, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) down by about 6%. (T)FANG stronger, though General Electric (GE) is breaking out to the upside. Tech mixed; Facebook (FB) is the "world's fair" and Apple (AAPL) continues to be a laggard. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) slightly lower on the day, but headliners Mallinckrodt (MNK) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) are experiencing larger price declines. Buyback stocks are starting to perform poorly. As an example, look at the awful chart for Cummins (CMI)   as revenues are slowing and earnings per share guidance has been reduced even though the company continues to buy back shares. The latter is no longer helping the stock price. This company is typically a leading indicator to the health of emerging markets, and a  synchronized global economic deceleration seems as though it may be in the cards. I added to my individual short exposure, increased my ETF short exposure and initiated shorts in three new short names -- iShares China L

Today's Trades Real Money Pro($)

I pressed my shorts today on Apple (AAPL) Exxon Mobil (XOM), MetLife (MET), Schlumberger (SLB), the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).

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