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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at What’s Happening to Halliburton’s Debt

    In 4Q16, Halliburton’s total debt fell 19% compared to a year earlier, and its cash and marketable securities fell 60%. In effect, its net debt rose 59% to ~$8.4 billion as of December 30, 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    These Pfizer Products Saw Declining Revenues in 2016

    The overall share of revenues for the Essential Health Products business fell marginally to 44.7% of the total revenues for 2016 from 45.2% of the total revenues for 2015.

    By Mike Benson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Volatile Are the Top Oilfield Services Companies?

    In this part of the series, we’ll compare the implied volatilities of the top OFS companies as rated by Wall Street analysts for 1Q17.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Volatile Is Superior Energy Services in 1Q17?

    On January 6, SPN had an implied volatility of ~43%. Since SPN’s 3Q16 financial results on October 24, 2016, its implied volatility has fallen from 54%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Oilfield Service Stocks: Analyzing Implied Volatility

    In this article, we’ll compare implied volatility fr the top oilfield services (or OFS) companies, as rated by Wall Street analysts, for 4Q16.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Halliburton’s Indebtedness on the Rise?

    In 3Q16, Halliburton’s net-debt-to-adjusted-EBITDA multiple was ~3.8x, or 251% higher than it was a year ago.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Implied Volatility: Analyzing the Top Oilfield Service Companies

    On September 22, Halliburton’s implied volatility was ~28.5%. Since July 20, 2016, its implied volatility rose from ~27% to the current level.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is It Time for SPN’s Options Traders to Make a Move?

    On September 14, 2016, Superior Energy Services (SPN) had an implied volatility of ~51%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Category Flows: ETF Construction Matters!

    The iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (ITOT) saw by far the largest inflows within our ETF universe last week.

    By Meikel Mokry
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    Consumer

    Can ~6% Pricing Variance Help Philip Morris’s Margin Rise in 2Q16?

    As a result of decreased operating income, Philip Morris’s (PM) operating margin fell by 2.8% to 41.9% in 1Q16.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Nabors Industries’ Management Views for 2016?

    Nabors Industries’ management expects high performance rigs to perform better when the energy market recovery starts.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding the Outlook of RPC, Inc.’s Management

    RPC, Inc.’s (RES) management thinks that energy sector economics will get better and that this will benefit the OFS industry in particular.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Nabors Industries’ Management Expect in 2016?

    While analysts’ lowest target price for Nabors Industries is $7, the highest is $14. The median target price for Nabors Industries is $9.95.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does RPC’s Management Think about Its Outlook?

    RPC’s (RES) management thinks that the oilfield services and equipment (or OFS) industry will continue to face challenges in 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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