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    Energy & Utilities

    Why next quarter looks better for BHI’s international markets

    In Latin America, BHI expects year-end product sales to increase. It also expects the offshore Mexico rig activity to increase.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why improvement in Libya pushed down the crude price last week

    For most of the last two years, WTI crude oil has been range-bound between ~$85 per barrel and ~$110 per barrel.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Correlations between Energy ETFs and the Broader Market’s Moves

    In the seven calendar days to February 8, 2018, OIH, XOP, XLE, and AMLP fell 13.6%, 12.7%, 11.8%, and 8.2%, respectively.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Muni Bond Investment Opportunities in the Current Environment

    BUTCHER: Thank you. Do you see any specific opportunities today? COLBY: I think there are two fairly distinct opportunities for investors to consider. One is based on interest rates and interest rate outlooks. The other is based on risk that investors might be willing to assume on a credit basis. From an interest rate perspective, […]

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    G20 leaders are emphasizing fiscal policies

    The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors emphasized the role of fiscal policy in building confidence and supporting domestic demand.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Wall Street’s Forecasts for Transocean after 4Q15 Earnings

    Now that Transocean has released its 4Q15 earnings, a whopping 56% of analysts have recommended a “sell.”

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Must-know: Why oil rig counts have risen 2% in 2014 so far

    U.S. land rig counts totaled 1,696 on February 21, 2014, compared to 1,692 the week prior. Over the medium term, rig counts have been relatively stable.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Miscellaneous

    Energy ETFs Could Be More Aligned to Equity Markets than Oil

    In the trailing week, OIH rose 0.5%—the only energy ETF on our list that closed in the green. US crude oil futures rose 2.6%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Texas rig count continues to lose ground

    Economist Karr Ingham expects that two-thirds of the Texas rigs at work will be laid down. That’s about 600 rigs if the price of crude oil stays low.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Offshore Rig Count Was Steady in the September 18 Week

    In the week ending September 18, 2015, the US offshore rig count didn’t change. The offshore rig counts have averaged 33 over the past eight weeks.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Miscellaneous

    Behind the scenes of the Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger

    On October 13, Halliburton proposed to acquire Baker Hughes’ shares without prior notice. After receiving BHI’s counter proposal, Halliburton refused to increase its first value proposal.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Seadrill Stock Rose 98% in Week 20

    The offshore drilling industry made headlines last week, especially Seadrill (SDRL), which reached a 52-week high of $0.73.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Consumer

    The reason behind the 6% increase in the US rig counts this year

    The U.S. rig counts dropped last week, but are still up significantly year-to-date and have increased by 103, or 6%.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Consumer

    Is the Oil Rig Count Signaling Another Fall in Oil Prices?

    On July 16, US crude oil August futures fell 4.2% and settled at $68.06 per barrel—their lowest closing level since June 21.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    Why should investors pay attention to oil and gas rig counts?

    Many parties in the energy industry and investing community monitor oil and gas rig counts as one measure of drilling activity.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Do Wall Street Analysts Think about Transocean?

    The Market has given a consensus rating of “sell” to Transocean (RIG). Of the 37 analysts covering the stock, only 5% have given it a “buy” recommendation.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Miscellaneous

    What Could Drive Energy ETFs?

    Among the energy ETFs, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) had the highest correlation with US oil (UCO) (USO) prices at 78.7% between May 11 and May 18, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Market Sentiment Changed for Noble?

    Noble (NE) has a consensus “hold” recommendation based on ratings from 39 analysts covering the stock, according to Bloomberg.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Earnings Report

    Schlumberger’s North American operations drove growth in 4Q14

    Schlumberger recorded topline and bottom-line growth in its North American operations due to continued efficiency improvements and new technology.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Nabors Industries’ Stock Price Seems Bullish

    Nabors Industries (NBR), one of the largest land-based drilling operators in the world, had a steady run in the stock market in 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Nabors Industries’ Share Price Still Look Strong?

    Nabors Industries (NBR), one of the largest land-based drilling operators in the world, has had a steady run in the stock market in 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Futures Hit Multi-Month Highs but S&P 500 Falls

    November US crude oil (DBO)(DWT)(SCO) futures contracts rose 3% to $52.22 per barrel on September 25—the highest level since April 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer prices still deflated by gasoline

    In the 12 months leading up to January, prices fell 0.1%, the first decline since October 2009. In December, consumer prices rose by 0.8% year-over-year.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Ratios
    Earnings Report

    What’s Noble’s Debt Situation Look Like after 1Q16?

    For the next five years, Noble needs to pay around $200 million–$300 million in debt every year. Then, the repayment for each year rises to around $400 million or more.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Miscellaneous

    Weatherford International’s Value Drivers in 1Q17

    Weatherford International’s (WFT) Latin American revenue fell the most (21.0%) from 1Q16 to 1Q17.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Why Halliburton’s Drilling and Evaluation segment did poorly in 4Q14

    In 4Q14, revenues in the Drilling and Evaluation segment increased 6.5% to $3.29 billion from $3.09 billion recorded in 4Q13.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • uploads///Broker Recommendations
    Earnings Report

    Schlumberger: Analyzing Wall Street Forecasts Post–Q3 Earnings

    In this series, we’ve seen Schlumberger’s (SLB) stock has held up following its latest quarter earnings release. Now let’s look at what Wall Street forecasts.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Halliburton’s 3Q14 earnings beat estimates

    Between 3Q12 and 3Q14, HAL’s adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) has increased 78%. HAL has drawn the attention of Wall Street analysts to review the results and give their recommendations and target price.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Seadrill: Best Performer among Peers Last Week

    Offshore drilling stocks had mixed returns in Week 30, which ended July 27. The best performer was Seadrill (SDRL).

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Consumer

    How Halliburton Beat 2Q16 Estimates Despite Revenue Declines

    Halliburton (HAL) released its fiscal 2Q16 financial results on July 20, 2016. It recorded total revenues of $3.4 billion, a decline of 43% from $5.9 billion in fiscal 2Q15.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Halliburton’s Share Price Drops after Fiscal 4Q15 Earnings Release

    Halliburton’s share price reacted negatively after its fiscal 4Q15 earnings release, falling by 3.9% to $29.28 on the day compared to the day before.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Materials

    How Schlumberger Reacted to Crude Oil’s Moves Last Week

    In the week ending July 27, Schlumberger’s (SLB) correlation with crude oil was 0.48.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Correlation between Crude Oil and Halliburton on September 5

    The correlation coefficient between the price of crude oil and Halliburton (HAL) stock from September 5, 2016, to September 5, 2017, is 0.65.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    A quick snapshot of Schlumberger

    Schlumberger, a Houston-based energy company, provides technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production companies.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Transocean’s Cost Guidance for 1Q18 and 2018

    In 4Q17, Transocean’s (RIG) costs increased. With a fall in revenue, Transocean’s drilling-to-revenue ratio rose to 66% in 4Q17 from 46% in 3Q17.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Energy & Utilities

    A Look at Schlumberger’s 1-Week Returns on March 2

    Schlumberger’s (SLB) one-week returns were -1.5% through March 2. Since February 23, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 2.7%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    How US Distillate Inventories Impact Diesel and Crude Oil Prices

    The US Energy Information Administration (or EIA) estimates that US distillate inventories fell by 1.4 MMbbls (million barrels) to 133.9 MMbbls between September 29 and October 6.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: An overview of Baker Hughes

    Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) is based in Texas. It’s an energy company that operates in the oil and gas equipment and services industry. As of December 31, 2013, BHI operated in more than 80 countries.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Is Schlumberger’s Stock Price Showing Weakness?

    On February 23, 2018, Schlumberger was trading at $66.50, which is ~17% lower than its price a year ago.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Materials

    FTK, SLCA, and SPN: Returns and Outlook for 1Q18

    Since February 22, Flotek Industries’ (FTK) stock price has generated -56% returns as of February 21.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will Gasoline and Distillate Inventories Support Crude Oil Bulls?

    October US crude oil futures contracts fell 0.3% to $46.31 per barrel in early electronic trading on August 30, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Ranking the Top 5 OFS Companies by Market Returns

    In 2017, not many companies in the OFS (oilfield equipment and services) industry have had positive returns from the stock market.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Energy & Utilities

    Horizontal rig count on top again in the US

    Horizontal wells increase the length of the well that’s exposed to the reservoir. This increases production. In vertical drilling, a well goes straight down until it reaches the formation.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • uploads///Crude oil prices
    Energy & Utilities

    Will US Crude Oil Futures Surpass their 200-Day Moving Average?

    Let’s track some important events for oil and gas traders from August 14 to 18, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Consumer

    Why Did Baker Hughes’s 4Q17 Earnings Beat Estimates?

    Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), released its 4Q17 and 2017 financial results on January 24, 2018. The company recorded total revenue of $5.8 billion in 4Q17.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    A quick overview of oil and gas field services biz Schlumberger

    Schlumberger Limited is a Houston-based energy company. It provides technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production (or E&P) companies around the world.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    The Word on the Street: What Analysts Recommend for Transocean after 1Q16

    Of the 38 analysts covering Transocean, 5% have given it a “buy” recommendation, while 32% have given it a “hold,” and 63% have recommended a “sell.”

    By Sue Goodridge
  • uploads///Correlation
    Materials

    How Halliburton Has Reacted to Crude Oil Prices

    Between April 16 and April 23, Halliburton (HAL) stock’s price correlation with crude oil was 0.99, showing that Halliburton and crude oil prices have been strongly correlated in the past week.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Halliburton Has Underperformed Its Peers in 2018—What’s Ahead?

    Halliburton (HAL) stock has fallen ~18% in 2018, underperforming its sector peers. HAL stock fell significantly after its Q2 earnings.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How to Interpret Valuation Multiples in the Offshore Drilling Industry

    Offshore drilling companies are capital-intensive and have varying degrees of financial leverage. Thus, we use the EV-to-EBITDA multiple as a valuation.

    By Sue Goodridge
  • uploads///Historical Valuation
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Explaining Diamond Offshore Drilling’s Historical Valuation

    In the first three quarters of fiscal 2015, Diamond Offshore Drilling’s net debt continued to rise while its share price fell sharply.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    The major factors for oilfield service names like Halliburton

    Oilfield service (or OFS) companies provide services such as drilling and completing wells, evaluating oil and gas reserves, maintaining wells, and offering other related goods and services.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Consumer

    US Oil Production Growth Might Slow Faster than Expected

    The oil rig count could keep rising until at least March. By the second quarter, US crude oil production growth might slow down.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Materials

    Halliburton Reacts to Changing Crude Oil Prices: Update

    Halliburton’s (HAL) stock price correlation with crude oil on July 20–27 was 0.22—a moderately positive correlation.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Schlumberger and Halliburton Compared to the Industry

    By market capitalization, Schlumberger is the largest OFS company. Schlumberger’s stock price has declined 4% since May 3, 2017.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Must-know: The oilfield services industry’s outlook in 2014

    What have the Big Three oilfield service companies been saying about the outlook for 2014? The global economy is expected to continue to improve.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Earnings Report

    What Challenges Does Baker Hughes Face?

    Baker Hughes (BHI) released its financial information for 1Q17 on April 25, 2017.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Schlumberger Did Last Week

    In this series, we’ll look at Schlumberger and its correlation with crude oil.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Is Crude Oil the Fundamental Driver for Energy ETFs?

    At ~55.7%, the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) had the highest correlation with US crude oil from January 2, 2017, to February 2, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Extracting the Basics: An Introduction to Offshore Drilling

    Oil is one of the most important and most frequently traded commodities, and offshore drilling is an integral part of the oil industry.

    By Sue Goodridge
  • Energy & Utilities

    Key highlights: Schlumberger drilling group’s 3Q14 performance

    Revenues increased primarily on account of higher offshore activity in Mexico, Russia, and North America. Rig revenue from Saxon also attributed to the growth.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Seadrill Stock Fell 32% in Week 21

    Even after week 21’s fall in stock price, Seadrill still has a whopping 82.8% year-to-date return as of May 25.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US leads oil production growth, but rig count advantage shrinks

    US rig count comes down In this series, we’ve been discussing oil rigs and crude oil prices in the US. In this part of the series, we’ll talk about global rig count and global crude oil production. US versus world rig count According to Baker Hughes’ estimates, the US rig count currently exceeds the total […]

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Halliburton Beat 1Q18 Earnings Estimates: Here’s Why

    Halliburton released its 1Q18 financial results today. Here’s what you need to know.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    How TechnipFMC Stock Reacted to Second-Quarter Results

    On July 25, 2018, FTI’s stock price was down 10.9% compared to May 9 when its first-quarter financial results were released.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing Weatherford’s Stock in the Past Year

    In the past year, Weatherford International stock has fallen 19% as of August 4, 2017. It has underperformed the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH).

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    AMLP Rose Last Week in a Good Week for Energy Stock ETFs

    AMLP gained almost as much as the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) in the week ending August 14.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Comparing Baker Hughes and its peers

    In 2014, Baker Hughes (BHI) outperformed the industry and broader market for most of the year. However, it’s currently underperforming the broader market index and its peers.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    TechnipFMC’s 1Q18 Earnings Missed Analysts’ Estimates

    TechnipFMC released its 1Q18 financial results on May 9 after the market closed. The company recorded operating revenues of $3.12 billion in 1Q18.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Schlumberger’s Stock Price Is Bearish

    In the past year, Schlumberger’s stock price rose until January 2017. Schlumberger’s revenue fell slowly in the four quarters leading up to 1Q17.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • uploads///Correlation
    Miscellaneous

    How Energy ETFs Are Correlated to Falling Oil Prices

    At ~65.2%, the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) showed the highest correlation with US crude oil between April 4–May 4, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    Which Oilfield Services Stocks Are Outperforming the Industry?

    Halliburton has outperformed OIH in the past year. Since February 6, 2017, Halliburton stock has decreased ~14%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • uploads///Comps
    Energy & Utilities

    Must-read comparison: Schlumberger and its peers

    Schlumberger’s yearly price-to-earnings ratio is in line with the group. Haliburton has the lowest price-to-earnings ratio.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does FMC Technologies’ Historical Valuation Imply?

    FMC Technologies’ (FTI) price-to-earnings (or PE) multiple fell between 2014 to 2015. In 2015, FTI’s adjusted earnings fell by 17% compared to 2014.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Does Halliburton Have a Brighter Outlook for Q2 2018?

    From June 8, 2017, to June 7, 2018, Halliburton (HAL) stock has risen 11%. The price of WTI crude oil has risen 45% in the same period.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Is Basic Energy Services’ Stock Price Bearish?

    On May 8, 2017, Basic Energy Services’ stock price was trading at $27.29, a fall of ~23% since the beginning of 2017. In this series, we’ll analyze why.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    How does Halliburton compare to its peers?

    How does Halliburton compare to its peers? It has the lowest EV to EBITDA multiple of 5.6x. Weatherford International (WFT) has the highest at 9.1x.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Schlumberger’s One-Week Returns as of June 29

    In the week ended June 29, Schlumberger (SLB) stock rose 0.7%. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) rose 1.1% during the week.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oilfield Services Stocks: How Implied Volatilities Track Returns

    As of May 1, 2017, Tidewater (TDW) has fallen 90% in the past year.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    National Oilwell Varco’s Q2 2018 Earnings and the Market

    Since April 26 when National Oilwell Varco released its Q1 2018 financial results, NOV stock has risen 10%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: U.S. leads global rig counts and oil growth

    According to Baker Hughes estimates, the U.S. rig count currently exceeds the total number of rigs in the rest of the world combined. Until August 2014, there was an average of 1,904 active rigs in the U.S.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Downturn: Why Did XOP Fall the Most?

    The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) underperformed other energy ETFs from June 23–30, 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Weatherford’s Forward Valuation Imply?

    Wall Street analysts expect Weatherford International to report strong earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization growth in 2017 compared 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • uploads///Correlation
    Materials

    ION Geophysical Reacts to Crude Oil

    ION Geophysical’s (IO) correlation with crude oil on April 19–July 19 was 0.30. The correlation represents a positive relationship.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Schlumberger’s Year-to-Date Returns Better Than Industry’s

    Schlumberger (SLB) is set to announce its 3Q15 earnings after the market closes on October 15, 2015. Since January 1, SLB has slightly outperformed the OFS industry and some of its peers.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Consumer

    Overview: Schumberger’s Drilling group

    The group manufactures roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits, drilling fluid systems, mud logging services, directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling services, and various drilling tools.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Why US rig counts have climbed by nearly 40 since the end of 3Q13

    Despite expectations that rig counts would decline into year-end, total U.S. rig counts have been on the rise.

    By Ingrid Pan
  • uploads///MA Price
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Weatherford International’s Stock Price Turning Bullish?

    On March 1, 2017, oilfield equipment and services company Weatherford International was trading at $5.84, a ~6% fall compared to the previous year.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Infrastructure investment is crucial for the G20 countries

    The IMF linked fiscal policy consolidation with infrastructure investment. A boost in infrastructure projects is positive for companies and ETFs.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Correlation
    Energy & Utilities

    National Oilwell Varco’s Correlation with Crude Oil Prices

    National Oilwell Varco’s correlation with crude oil prices increased in the trailing year to September 8, 2017—compared to the previous year.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Schlumberger’s 1-Week Returns on January 19

    Schlumberger’s (SLB) one-week returns were -2% until January 19, 2018. Since January 12, 2018, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has decreased 1.3%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Key Energy Events on September 18–22, 2017

    On September 18, the EIA will report its monthly Drilling Productivity report. Based on the previous report, the oil rig efficiency fell in September 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Energy Sector Headwinds: Supply Side Poses a Challenge

    The supply side is adding to energy sector headwinds (IXC).

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Consumer

    Will SLB, HAL, BHGE, and FTI Rise 50%?

    Baker Hughes (BHGE) and National Oilwell Varco (NOV) have fallen 26% and 11%, respectively, YTD.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Consumer

    Halliburton’s 1-Week Returns on March 9

    Halliburton’s (HAL) one-week stock price was 2.1% higher until March 9, 2018. Since March 2, 2018, XLE has increased 2.2%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Why the US offshore rig count remains unchanged

    In 2010, the Gulf of Mexico rig count decreased sharply after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. During 3Q14, Gulf of Mexico activities decreased again. This time, the challenge was the adverse weather conditions.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    What US Crude Oil Production’s 26-Month High Could Mean

    On September 27, 2017, the EIA estimated that US crude oil production rose 37,000 bpd (barrels per day) to ~9.5 MMbpd from September 15–22, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Consumer

    Halliburton’s 1-Week Returns on April 13

    Halliburton’s (HAL) one-week stock price was 8.0% higher until April 13, 2018. Since April 6, 2018, XLE has increased 6.0%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Rowan Companies’ 1Q18 Cost Guidance

    Rowan Companies’ (RDC) direct operating costs were $166 million in 4Q17—above the previous guidance of $150 million–$160 million.

    By Sue Goodridge
  • uploads///MA Price
    Consumer

    How Halliburton’s Stock Price Compares

    In this series, we’ll analyze Halliburton’s drivers, balance sheet, free cash flow, and dividend yield.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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