Schlumberger on the Street: What the Analysts Are Saying about SLB
Wall Street’s forecast for Schlumberger
On March 10, 2017, ~82% of analysts tracking Schlumberger (SLB) rated it a “buy” or some equivalent. Approximately 18% have rated the company a “hold.” None of the analysts have recommended a “sell” or an equivalent, according to the data compiled by Reuters.
By comparison, ~53% of analysts tracking TechnipFMC (FTI) have rated it a “buy” or some equivalent as of March 10. About 35% have rated FTI a “hold.”
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Analysts’ rating changes for SLB
From December 10, 2016, to March 10, 2017, the percentage of analysts recommending a “buy” or some equivalent for SLB has risen from 81% to 82%. One year ago, ~79% of sell-side analysts recommended a “buy” for SLB.
Notably, Schlumberger makes up 0.54% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).
Analysts’ target prices for SLB
The Wall Street analyst mean target price for SLB on March 10 was $97.31. SLB is currently trading at ~$78.7, implying ~24% upside at its current consensus mean price.
One month ago, the analyst average target price for SLB was $96.8. You can read more about SLB’s valuation in Market Realist’s Schlumberger’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers in 2017.
Target prices for SLB’s peers
The mean target price among the surveyed sell-side analysts for Basic Energy Services (BAS) was $44.94 on March 10. BAS is currently trading at ~$31.9, which implies a 41% upside at its average target price. The mean target price among the surveyed sell-side analysts, for Oceaneering International (OII) was $29.8 on the same date. OII is currently trading at ~$25.9, which implies a ~15% upside at its average target price.
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