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What Wall Street Is Recommending for Schlumberger

Alex Chamberlin - Author

Jul. 9 2018, Updated 9:01 a.m. ET

Wall Street’s recommendation for Schlumberger

Let’s take a look at Wall Street analysts’ recommendations for Schlumberger (SLB) before its second-quarter earnings release.

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Analysts’ rating for Schlumberger

According to data compiled by Reuters, as of July 3, 74% of Wall Street analysts tracking Schlumberger rated it a “buy” or some equivalent. Approximately 23% of the sell-side analysts rated it a “hold,” and 3% recommended a “sell.”

By comparison, 50% of analysts tracking Covia Holdings (CVIA) rated it a “buy” or some equivalent as of July 3, while 40% of analysts rated it a “hold.”

Analysts’ rating changes for SLB

From April 3 to July 3, the percentage of analysts recommending a “buy” or some equivalent for SLB has decreased from 78% to 74%. In comparison, 72% of sell-side analysts recommended a “buy” for SLB on July 3, 2017.

Analysts’ target prices for SLB and its peers

Analysts’ mean target price for Schlumberger as of July 3 was $78.60. It’s currently trading at $65.80, implying a 19% upside to its current target price. Analysts’ average target price for SLB as of July 3 decreased compared to a month ago.

The mean target price for SLB’s smaller market cap peer NCS Multistage Holdings (NCSM) was $20.90 as of July 3. NCSM is currently trading at $14.10, implying a 48% upside to its current price. The mean target price for SLB’s smaller market cap peer Keane Group (FRAC) is $21.10. FRAC is currently trading at $12.90, implying a 64% upside to its current price.

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