Schlumberger Ltd (SLB)

SLB (NYSE:Energy) EQUITY
$67.13
neg -0.60
-0.89%
Today's Range: 66.10 - 68.21 | SLB Avg Daily Volume: 10,001,600
Last Update: 02/11/16 - 2:36 PM EST
Volume: 5,844,019
YTD Performance: -2.90%
Open: $66.27
Previous Close: $67.73
52 Week Range: $59.60 - $95.13
Oustanding Shares: 1,256,367,980
Market Cap: 85,181,749,044
6-Month Chart
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 18 19 18 18
Moderate Buy 1 1 0 0
Hold 6 6 7 7
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.62 1.59 1.65 1.65
Latest Dividend: 0.50
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.95%
Dividend Ex-Date: 02/12/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 41.60
Price Earnings Comparisons:
SLB Sector Avg. S&P 500
41.60 41.60 27.19
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-14.02% -20.52% -14.34%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -27.00 -0.16 -0.05
Net Income -61.20 -0.61 -0.27
EPS -60.70 -0.61 -0.26
Earnings for SLB:
EBITDA 9.64B
Revenue 35.48B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/16) Qtr (06/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.52 $0.50 $2.22 $2.95
Number of Analysts 14 13 18 17
High Estimate $0.60 $0.57 $2.95 $4.00
Low Estimate $0.47 $0.46 $1.87 $1.88
Prior Year $1.06 $0.88 $3.37 $2.22
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -51.35% -42.66% -34.01% 32.49%
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As days go these days, stocks were on the quiet side. Up down up down up, thus far. The U.S. dollar's weakness has accelerated. Oil vey, more crude weakness -- dropping by $1.46 to $28.23. Gold fell $3.70 for a change, but the strong uptrend remains intact. As I mentioned yesterday, I had reams of analysis but I just couldn't process it in time for the ramp, which is disappointing as I was leaning to go long. In agricultural commodities, wheat, corn and soybeans were flattish. Lumber fell by 0.5%. Government bonds show limited movement, with yields down one or two basis points. Municipal bond prices and yields showed little change, though closed-end municipal bond funds showed some life, with several rising by almost 1%!. High yield was junky, with iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) down 45 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) down 21 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) continued to get hit mildly. Banks exhibited little movement. I added to Citigroup (C), Morgan Stanley (MS) and Bank of America (BAC) today. New Best Ideas List entrants, banks BB&T (BBT) and Regions Financial (RF), traded in the green.  Life insurance stocks were flat; Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) was up a beaner. Retail was mixed. Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) bounced back after several days of  schmeissing. Wal-Mart (WMT) saw some profit taking and apparel still is weak. Macy's (M) and Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY) were slightly higher, but Best Buy (BBY) was a bit lower. The continued fall from grace of Sears Holdings (SHLD) on disappointing results -- it's down around 7% today -- should be a concern to real estate and mall owners. Biotech was uninspiring after recent declines. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) continues under distribution. Speculative Intrexon (XON) got hit. Allergan (AGN) rallied after yesterday's fall. Regarding autos: I covered my Ford (F) short, but still am short General Motors (GM), which is on my Best Ideas List as a short. Old tech was mixed, with IBM (IBM) a standout loser, down more than $2. Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC) managed small gains. Media was awful, with Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) lower; the latter's earnings are today. Energy stocks got hit with the commodity. Though I covered Schlumberger (SLB) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) shorts for great gains, I should have held those shorts. But who knew $28 oil? Brokerages reversed after being much lower. They're now up on the day. In  "A Few of My Favorite Things," I again highlighted DuPont (DD), which is up another $1, and Procter & Gamble (PG), which is flat. (T)FANG, the object of my scorn in yesterday's opener, had a dead-cat bounce that was unimpressive by any standard. Amazon (AMZN) is still down on the day, and Tesla (TSLA) is barely higher. Alphabet (GOOGL) is unchanged.  NOSH had all four components higher, led by HD (mentioned previously). CRABBY was as flat as the desert. Radian Group (RDN) traded a tad higher, and other stocks made modest moves. Twitter (TWTR) moved ever lower, and the masochist in me purchased it in my pension plan, as I did C, BAC and MS at reasonably good prices. As mentioned, I added to a number of existing longs and re-established a SPY long rental and added a new iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) long. I likely will end the day between small and medium net long. It's lonely being long -- hopefully, my buys become green.
Again, I am endeavoring to be opportunistic (trading) in a market that is fragile,  too volatile and unpredictable to be comfortable with an abundance of many longer-term investments. At the bottom this afternoon, things looked dreadful. It was not easy to make a long trading rental and add to existing shorts. The S&P 500 ended at 1853, very close to my fair market value of 1860. The U.S. dollar weakened a bit after a five day period of consolidating against the euro. Bonds dropped by nearly 10 basis points in yield at the intermediate- and longer-term maturities. Non taxables were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds were slightly higher on the day. High yield was junky, reflecting systemic concerns in the European Union and China (large reserve pull down). iShares iBoxx $ High Yield  Corporate Bond Fund (HYG) was down 91 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 40 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) got pulled down and traded poorly. Gold fell from its highs but still closed $32.70 to the good. Silver was up 55 cents. I had been working on a positive thesis on gold but other projects got in the way, and I blew the opportunity as the price has risen on eight out of the 10 last trading days.   In agricultural commodities, wheat got schmeissed (down eight cents) and corn was down three cents. Lumber was flat. Crude closed down 84 cents, at $30.25, but natural gas was up six cents. Energy stocks, including Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB), prospered today, despite a depressed commodity price. It might be foreshadowing better oil prices; we will see. Banks again were weaker as European institutions took a nosedive. I added to my large position. But life insurance wasn't any better, falling from the pressure of lower yields. I covered some MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) shorts. Brokerages got caught in the systemic rumors and concerns and were lower on the day; I added to Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS). Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) ended the day fractionally higher. Retail that I owned wasn't half bad; Best Buy (BBY) and Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY) closed higher, but Macy's (M) retreated by 60 cents. That said, remodeling favs Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) continued the thrashing that accelerated on Friday. After the close, The Gap (GPS) reported that same-store sales were down 8%. However, its guidance was better than expected and the stock is rallying a small fraction after hours. Lululemon (LULU), Coach (COH) and Under Armour (UA) were all much weaker in a poor apparel space. Autos were mixed; Ford (F) was higher and General Motors (GM) lower. I wonder, after great gains on the short side, whether I am outstaying my welcome. But, I have taken down these shorts to small. Media was awful -- even good performer Comcast (CMCSA) faltered. New lows for Disney (DIS). Old tech was weak, led by Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC), but bounced off their lows along with the rest of the market. Staples were broadly higher, led by PG, which embodies the flight to safety.  Biotech was decimated. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) was down by another $6.50 and my spec fav Intrexon (XON) was down by a beaner. Allergan (AGN) hit a new recent low at $266. (T)FANG weakness and future were chronicled in my opening missive today. The acronym was lower, but Alphabet (GOOGL) and Netflix (NFLX) managed to rise modestly. Tesla (TSLA) got hit badly (down $14), as did Facebook (FB) and, to a lesser degree, Amazon (AMZN). NOSH was starving; Nike (NKE), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Home Depot (HD) were down bigtime. Starbucks (SBUX) rallied off the lows to end the day flat. CRABBY was mixed, led to the downside by Citigroup (C); I added it. Disease-like laggards Potash (POT) and Twitter (TWTR), which reports Wednesday, continued to lag.  iShares China Large-Cap (FXI) -- a Best Ideas List participant as a short -- doesn't have an uptick in it.  Apple's (AAPL) strength was conspicuous , up $1.20. During the day I added to many of my existing longs and added to new banks Regions Financial (RF) and BB&T (BBT); I put them on the Best Ideas List. Again, i see banks as multiyear plays and not as short-term trades. I also covered small positions in a broad list of my core shorts, including DIS, MET and LNC. As mentioned, I day traded an aggressive position in SPY for a profit. I will continue to try to accomplish that feat. I ended the day at market neutral. For the time being and assuming no change in fundamentals, I remain a SPY buyer between the capitulation low (two Wednesdays ago at $181.25 and about $183.50) and I remain a seller on strength above $185. I know that's a pretty tight range, which likely will be resolved s
My opener captured my near-term market view and levels of support and resistance.  The market is in the hands of machines and algos -- they are ruining sentiment and our business.  Dow Intradaze!  Words can't describe today's (T)FANG Insanity, which was demonstrated in trading in Amazon (AMZN) both during the trading day (up $52) and after hours (down $80!). Thanks to my pal David Rocker (Rocker Partners legend) for getting me to write about the insanity. My exchanges with Rev Shark in Columnist Conversations are an example of the uniqueness of our site and the value of respected debate.  Auto stocks, despite a good Ford (F) beat, were lower on the day. I wrote again about "Peak Autos."     I covered my small Amazon short in after hours at $549. I plan to re-short on strength.  Here is my short rationale.  Ss (S &P) and Qs (Nasdaq) over Rs (Russell). The U.S. dollar was weaker. Crude oil closed up $1.46 to $33.76. Natural gas was six cents higher. Gold was down $2. I remain uninvolved and I plan to stay uninvolved. Agricultural commodities: wheat and corn were both four cents lower; soybeans got crushed, down fifteen cents. OJ prices ripped higher, up 8%. Bonds got hit a bit and interest rates rose modestly, by one to two basis points in yield. Municipals were flat but closed-end municipal bond funds rose smartly, with some gaining close to 1% --BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (BLE), BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust (BTT) and Eaton Vance Municipal Income 2028 Term Trust (ETX) High-yield bonds were well-bid -- iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up 40 cents and SPDR Barclays High-Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 15 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) had an outsize gain of 35 cents, the largest daily move I can remember, and traded over $13 briefly. I have remarked in each of my last three Takeaways that the price action was improving. Phew! Financials had a good day, with regional banks beating out their money center brethren. I added to Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC), Wells Fargo (WFC), Comerica (CMA) and Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) in the last two days. WFC is my long "Trade of the Week." Life insurance stocks were modestly higher. I am long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) and short MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC). Energy stocks responded brilliantly to the crude price rise. Last week I opportunistically covered Schlumberger (SLB) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) at really good prices. Today, SLB was up $4 and XOM rose $1.70! Retail stocks were weaker, but only modestly so. I suspect the proximate cause was higher energy prices.. Old tech was stronger and Microsoft (MSFT) results were an after-hours highlight, with shares up 2%-plus after the close.  Media still is weak, led by my Best Ideas List short, Disney (DIS).  (T)FANG was insane and broadly higher, but obviously got hit after the close, reflecting Amazon's miss. Facebook (FB) was the world's fair, but Netflix (NFLX) was conspicuous in its continued underperformance. I covered FB short last week at $91.30. Tesla (TSLA), my short "Trade of the Week," was flat, including after hours. Here is my NFLX short write-up. The shares are about $20 lower than its price when I put it on my Best Ideas List as a short a bit more than three months ago. So far, so good. NOSH was strong, with Nike (NKE) and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) doing well. Starbucks (SBUX) was also higher, a short. CRABBY was higher, thanks to BAC and BGB. Two new Best Ideas flourished -- Goldman Sachs (GS) and Procter & Gamble (PG). GS was up $3.40 and is now $6 above my Best Ideas price entrance. Du Pont (DD) hasn't done as well but was higher today and I am accumulating. More on all three by next week. Weight Watchers (WTW) down by more than a beaner, as Oprah gained four pounds this week from too much bread! Alibaba's (BABA) price reversal was vicious, closing down $3 after being up a like amount. The headline numbers were good, but there was less than meets the eye regarding their quality. I would stay clear of Yahoo! (YHOO) despite a lot of interest that I received from subs. Potash (POT) traded better after the dividend cut. I will update my thoughts on the conference report and results. My other loser, Radian Group (RDN), even rallied. More on this one soon -- still trying to come to grips with the reason for the sharp price drop. Glib, your name is Laszlo Birinyi. I am sorry to write so bluntly, but it's true as I vividly recall his self-confidence on "Fast Money." Self-confidence is the worst trait in a business with so much uncertainty. Remember this message when you get the "hard sells" in the business media. 
I thought today was a picture perfect day for the bullishly inclined. In the market without memory from day to day, the market forgot yesterday. Mr. Market had every reason to continue yesterday's schmeissing. It looked scary at the get go. If someone told you the Chinese stock market would be down 6% overnight, raise your hand if you would have expected the S&P 500 to advance by more than 20 handles? I don't see many hands. At their nadir, the S&P futures dropped by about 17 handles last evening. At 3:45 p.m. ET today, they had rallied by more than 40 handles. During the day there were several small dips; the market had every excuse to sell off, but buyers surfaced. There was an interesting and respectful debate between Rev and myself with regard to the enthusiasm corresponding to today's rally. I don't see it (I see fear and immobility), Rev sees optimism. (See my Columnist Conversation response and Rev's column.) It's an open debate that will not be resolved for a bit more time! Per the last bullet point, the investor sentiment numbers out midweek should be interesting. The U.S. dollar was modestly weaker today. Crude, the tail that wags the market's dog, climbed 90 cents. Natural gas was a penny higher. I covered my oil shorts in the session's early going. Gold was up $17. Treasuries were flattish, with most maturities showing a basis point change of one to two (up and down) in yield. Municipals were offered, but closed-end muni funds traded well.  They had been a source of funds recently). High-yield debt followed the crude market and was better bid. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up 70 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 28 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) regained what it lost yesterday. I have further added over the last three days. Wheat was three cents higher, corn a penny lower and soybeans down a nickel. Lumber was up 2%. FInancials rebounded from Monday's poor showing. The planned acquisition by Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) of FirstMerit (FMER) sparked the regional sector. I continue to add to Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC). Staples, led by Kimberly-Clark (KMB) and Procter & Gamble (PG), were strong. Old tech was well-bid, though gains were muted. (T)FANG underperformed. But as I mentioned, I believe this is a positive signpost. We want to see leadership broaden and (arguably) excessive speculative valuations curbed.  NOSH was higher, led by O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). CRABBY was strong across the board, with all six components higher. I had an active trading day; I covered a number of shorts, including Exxon Mobil (XOM), Schlumberger (SLB), iShares MSCI Germany (EWG), iShares MSCI France (EWQ) and iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU). I also bought several new positions, including Procter & Gamble
Along came quality earnings from a few solid companies and the narrative changed.

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I'm covering my oil shorts -- Exxon Mobil (XOM) at $75.14 and Schlumberger (SLB) at $64.07 -- and taking both stocks off of my "Best Short Ideas" list.

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The obligatory decline has occurred today, after a 90-handle move in the S&P Index over a two-and-a-half-day period. Futures near the low of the day. Not surprising to anyone. The contrary would have been a continued rise. The damage, thus far, has been relatively contained. The U.S. dollar was weaker today (1.0838 against the euro). Crude oil -- the object of algos and machines -- traded $1.52 lower after Friday's nearly 10% advance. Gold rallied by almost $10. Silver was 18 cents to the better. Wheat up a nickel, corn down a penny, soybeans up three cents, oats are flat. Treasuries essentially were unchanged across all maturities. Municipals unchanged. HIgh yield was junky -- iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was down 50 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 17 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) got hit after a better Friday. Energy stocks are lower on crude's move; that includes my favorite shorts, Schlumberger (SLB) and Exxon Mobil (XOM). Banks are lower, but off the day's bottom. Regionals are weaker than money centers. "Gun to my hand" the sector may have made a short-term bottom. I've been watching the turn in JPMorgan Chase (JPM) from lows. Housing-related stocks got schmeissed -- mortgage insurance and home builders in particular. Staples were flattish, though Kimberly-Clark (KMB) a downside feature. Retail trying to rally, though Macy's (M) gave back Friday's ramp. Fertilizers got smacked, among them Monsanto (MON) and Potash (POT). (T)FANG mixed, with Google, now Alphabet (GOOG) and Tesla (TSLA) lower. Netflix (NFLX) continues weak. Amazon (AMZN) crosses above my short cost basis of $600 after it was much lower early last week. NOSH was lower, but O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) was up $6. CRABBY was lower, all five components. Twitter (TWTR) was down on management moves. A work-out. I added small to several long-term invest
Will it be V-shaped? Or will we see a U-shaped recovery? 
The manufacturer is making an accelerated push into industrials, but many are now questioning its ability to keep away from troubled oil and gas waters.

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