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What’s Schlumberger’s 7-Day Stock Price Forecast?

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Mar. 19 2018, Updated 2:50 p.m. ET

Schlumberger’s implied volatility

On January 19, 2018, Schlumberger’s (SLB) 4Q17 financial results were released. Since then, Schlumberger’s implied volatility increased, from 21% to 23.4% on March 16, 2018, and its stock price fell ~14%. SLB comprises 3.5% of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (XES), which has fallen ~17% since January 19.

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Schlumberger’s seven-day stock price forecast

Schlumberger stock will likely close between $68.24 and $63.96 in the next seven days, based on its implied volatility. This forecast considers a normal distribution of stock prices, standard deviation of one, and probability of 68.2%. SLB’s stock price was $66.10 on March 16, 2018. For more about the company, read Schlumberger’s Outlook and Fundamentals in 2018.

Forecasting peers’ stock prices

Peers’ March 16 implied volatility and seven-day stock price forecasts are as follows:

  • National Oilwell Varco (NOV): volatility of 26.3%, with a forecast of $38.23–$35.55
  • Helmerich & Payne (HP): volatility of 29.2%, with a forecast of $67.17–$61.95
  • McDermott International (MDR): volatility of 44.4%, with a forecast of $7.76–$6.86

Crude oil’s implied volatility

On March 16, crude oil’s implied volatility was 21.1%, marking an increase from January 19, 2018. Next, we’ll discuss SLB’s correlation with crude oil.

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