Oil States International Inc

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    Energy & Utilities

    What Might Happen to Oil States’ Revenues in Q2 2018?

    Oil States International (OIS) ranks fourth on our list of the top five revenue growing OFS companies, according to analysts.

    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
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    Energy & Utilities

    Short Interest in Weatherford International on August 4

    As of August 4, 2017, Weatherford International’s (WFT) short interest as a percentage of its float was 15.8%—unchanged compared to June 30, 2017.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Fund Managers

    Civeo impacted by customers’ plans to trim capital spending

    Civeo said the demand for its services depends on its customers’ capital spending programs. As a result, it’s one of the first to suffer losses when oil drillers pare back exploration.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Russia’s Industrial Production Fell in September

    According to the Federal State Statistics Service, Russia’s industrial production index (IIP) fell to 3.7% in September, compared to a fall of 4.3% in August 2015, YoY.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Miscellaneous

    Sanctions Imposed by the West Have Fueled Inflation in Russia

    The depreciating ruble, along with Western sanctions, has been fueling inflation in Russia. Russia imports large amounts of food, high-tech equipment, and cars.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Forecasts for National Oilwell Varco on April 7

    On April 7, ~18% of the analysts tracking National Oilwell Varco rated it a “buy,” ~74% rated it a “hold,” and only 8% of the analysts rated it a “sell.”

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Why Einhorn’s hedge fund bought a position in Intrexon Corp.

    In this seven-part series, we’ll go through some of the main positions Greenlight Capital LP traded this past quarter. Why buy Intrexon Corp. (XON)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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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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    Earnings Report

    Weatherford International: Will US Rig Counts Affect the Stock?

    Weatherford International’s (WFT) revenue share from North America rose in 3Q16 over 2Q16.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russia’s Industrial Production Contracts Again, RSX Falls 0.49%

    Russia’s woes have only deepened with the Federal State Statistics Service releasing industrial output figures for July.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why US and EU sanctions on Russia are having a boomerang effect

    These sanctions have mainly been issued against companies in Russia’s defense industry and energy industry, as well as important Russian banks and individuals.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Materials

    What Analysts Expect for Halliburton’s Q2 2018 Earnings

    Analysts expect Halliburton (HAL) to report adjusted EPS of $0.58 in Q2 2018, a 41% improvement from its Q1 2018 adjusted EPS of $0.41.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Expect from Tidewater’s Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings?

    In fiscal 3Q17, analysts expect an ~$1.16 adjusted loss per share for Tidewater. Analysts expect Tidewater’s adjusted loss to fall in the coming quarter.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russia in Recession: Growth Contracted by 4.6% in Q2

    Russia’s annual GDP (gross domestic product) growth rate plummeted to -4.6%, according to the latest figures released from the Federal State Statistics Service.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    Will the US Rig Count Affect National Oilwell Varco in 4Q16?

    A higher US rig count could increase the 4Q16 revenues and earnings of oilfield equipment and services providers such as National Oilwell Varco and Oil States International.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Top 5 Oilfield Companies by Net Debt-To-Equity Ratio

    In this series, we’ll analyze the top five OFS (oilfield equipment and service) companies by net debt-to-equity ratio in fiscal 2017.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Why Einhorn opened a new position in Tempur Sealy International

    Einhorn acquired a small position (0.9%) in Tempur Sealy International Corp in 3Q 2013. Tempur Sealy International posted 111.4% increase in 3Q 2013 net sales.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Energy & Utilities

    Upstream and Oilfield Services Stock Fell Last Week

    On December 7–14, upstream stock Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) fell the most on our list of energy stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    Why Einhorn sold Greenlight’s position in State Bank Financial

    Einhorn exited a 0.5% position in State Bank Financial Corp. He had purchased these shares in 2Q 2011. Net income for 3Q 2013 was $4.3 million.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Falling Crude Prices Dragged Russia’s Trade Surplus in November

    With Russia’s falling trade surplus, the iShares MSCI Russia Capped ETF and the Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3X ETF have fallen 16.6% and 60.9%, respectively.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russia’s Inflation Is Still High at 15.3% in June, RSX Down 2.01%

    Russia’s inflation rate stood at 15.3%, according to a July 6 release by the Federal Statistics Service in Russia.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Industrial Production in Russia Contracts: RSX Increases 1.51%

    Industrial production in Russia declined by 5.5% in May on a YoY basis. The Russian economy has seen a slowdown over the past year amid a global drop in oil prices.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Miscellaneous

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Halliburton?

    On March 24, 92% of the analysts tracking Halliburton rated it as a “buy,” ~5% rated it as a “hold,” and 3% rated it as a “sell.”

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Will US Rig Count Affect Flotek Industries in 4Q16?

    In 3Q16, FTK’s US revenue share fell to 79% compared to 84% in 3Q15.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Fund Managers

    George Soros Is Bearish on Brazil, Russia, and Asian Currencies

    George Soros sees Russia in a weak position. He believes that it has enough reserves to last a couple of years. It might see a lot of debt coming due in 2017.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    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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    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

    Wall Street Analysts’ Recommendations for TechnipFMC

    In this article, we’ll look at Wall Street analysts’ recommendations for TechnipFMC (FTI) on November 9.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Superior Energy’s 1Q17 Earnings: What the Analysts Expect

    For 1Q17, analysts expect Superior Energy Services (SPN) to report an adjusted loss per share of $0.60, which implies an expectation of an 18% improvement.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Miscellaneous

    Why Western sanctions may have catastrophic effects on Russia

    On July 16, the US imposed additional sanctions against Russia for continuing to support pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Unemployment Fell in Russia, Yet RSX Is Down on Oil Woes

    According to the August 19 release of the Federal Service of State Statistics, the unemployment rate in Russia edged down by 0.1% to 5.3% in July.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Has the Russian Stock Market Changed?

    The Russian stock market is upbeat, which adds to the ruble’s strength.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Management Lowdown: Halliburton in 2016

    Halliburton’s management is wary of higher costs of operations in North America, where HAL’s operating income fell by 95% in 4Q15 over the previous quarter.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Offshore Rig Count Rose Again Last Week

    In the week ending October 16, 2015, one US offshore rig was added to the previous week’s total, taking the count to 33 rigs.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Financials

    Why dark clouds surround the investment climate in Russia

    The International Monetary Fund has forecasted that the flight of funds from Russia this year will amount to ~$100 billion—it has already become difficult to acquire capital in Russia itself.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Must-know: US sanctions target flow of investments into Russia

    The imposition of sanctions on Russian firms basically means that the U.S. will no longer invest in these companies—the U.S. is effectively banned from providing closed medium- and long-term dollar funding to the banks and companies on the sanctions list.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Consumer

    Why Russia banned food imports from the West and Australia

    On August 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree halting or limiting imports of agricultural products from countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Industrials

    Relational Investors goes activist on Manitowoc

    Relational Investors LLC was co-founded by Ralph Whitworth and David Batchelder. It filed a 13D with the SEC last week and said it acquired 11.5 million shares, or an 8.52% stake, in Manitowoc (MTW)

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why new US sanctions target Russia’s energy sector

    The U.S. has issued sanctions against two of Russia’s major energy companies—the sanctions prohibit new debt with more than 90 days maturity from U.S. institutions for OAO Novatek and Rosneft.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Energy & Utilities

    Apache drives shareholder value with repurchases and dividends

    Apache said in its annual regulatory filing that by 2013, it completed more than $7 billion in asset sales—the proceeds were utilized to pay down nearly $2.6 billion of debt and to repurchase $1 billion of shares under a 30-million share repurchase program authorized by the company’s board.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Energy & Utilities

    Top Gains in the Energy Sector Last Week

    In the week ending on April 26, upstream stock Anadarko Petroleum (APC) rose the most among the stocks in the energy space.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Will Weatherford International’s EBITDA Margin Change in Q2 2018?

    From Q1 2017 to Q1 2018, Weatherford International’s (WFT) EBITDA margin increased from 6.2% to 10.6%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Materials

    National Oilwell Varco Reacts to Crude Oil’s Change

    The correlation between National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) stock price and crude oil prices on April 16–July 16 was 0.52.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    What’s TechnipFMC’s Stock Price Forecast ahead of Earnings?

    TechnipFMC will likely close between $34.17 and $29.53 by July 25 based on its implied volatility.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Will Upstream Capex Impact Baker Hughes’s Margin in Q2 2018?

    From Q1 2017 to Q1 2018, the upstream companies constituting the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) boosted capex by 8%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing the Short Interest: NOV, FTI, OIS, TS, and OII

    The short interest in Tenaris S.A. (TS) as a percentage of its float was 0.76% as of June 25—compared to 1.5% as of January 1.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    Oil States International: Third-Highest ‘Sell’ Recommendations

    Approximately 6% of the Wall Street analysts tracking Oil States International recommended a “sell” or some equivalent as of June 25.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Five OFS Companies with the Highest ‘Sell’ Recommendations

    According to Wall Street analysts’ ratings, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has the highest “sell” recommendations in the OFS industry.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    WFT’s Stock Price Forecast for This Week

    As of June 22, Weatherford International’s (WFT) implied volatility was 58.9%. Since April 24, when Weatherford International’s first-quarter financial results were released, its implied volatility has decreased from 63%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Returns of Top Five Oilfield Companies by Expected Revenue Growth

    McDermott International (MDR), which sell-side analysts expect to achieve the highest revenue growth in Q2, has produced 3.6% YTD returns as of June 12.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Top Five Oilfield Companies by Expected Revenue Growth in Q2

    In this series, we’ll rank and analyze the top five OFS companies that are expected to generate the highest revenue growth in Q2 2018.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Short Interest in Schlumberger as of May 25

    Since May 26, 2017, short interest in SLB has increased 1.4%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Top 5 Oilfield Companies by Market Returns

    In 2018, many OFS companies have had positive returns. In this series, we’ll analyze the top five companies by their stock market returns.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Short Interest in Oil States International on April 18

    As of April 18, 2018, the short interest in Oil States International as a percentage of its float was 8.2%—compared to 10.3% as of April 18, 2017.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Gauging Short Interest in Baker Hughes, a GE Company

    Short interest in Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), as a percentage of its float was 5.7% as of April 12, 2018, compared to 2.7% as of April 12, 2017.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analysts’ Views on the Lowest Net Debt-To-Equity Oilfield Stocks

    Of the analysts tracking Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), on April 10, 2018, ~47% recommended “buy” or some equivalent and ~53% recommended “hold.”

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Materials

    Top 5 OFS Companies by Expected Revenue Growth in 1Q18

    On average, Wall Street analysts expect the OFS industry’s revenues, excluding offshore drillers, to shrink 1.3% in 1Q18—compared to 4Q17.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Wall Street Analysts’ Targets for LGCY, SN, OIS, and SPN

    As of March 26, 2018, Reuters reported that one analyst covered Legacy Reserves LP (LGCY) with a “sell” recommendation on the stock.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Institutional Investors’ Activity: LGCY, SN, OIS, and SPN

    In 4Q17, 17 funds were “buyers” of Legacy Reserves LP (LGCY) stock, while 27 funds were “sellers.”

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Wall Street Analysts’ Targets for FMSA, SPN, OIS, and NOV

    Only two sell-side analysts track Flotek Industries (FTK), as surveyed by Reuters. Both analysts recommended a “buy” or some equivalent on March 9, 2018.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Materials

    Analyzing the Short Interest in FTK, OIS, NOV, SPN, and FMSA

    The short interest in Flotek Industries (FTK) as a percentage of its float was 18.8% as of March 9, 2018—compared to 26.0% as of March 10, 2017.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Materials

    Ranking OFS Companies by Their Valuation Multiples

    Flotek Industries’ (FTK) forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple is at the steepest discount to its current EV-to-EBITDA multiple on March 9, 2018.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Materials

    Wall Street’s Forecasts for Weatherford after Its 4Q17 Earnings

    Wall Street analysts’ mean target price for Weatherford International (WFT) on February 2 was ~$5.30. WFT is currently trading at ~$3.50, implying an ~52.0% upside at its current price.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Wall Street Says about Weatherford International

    On December 26, 2017, 78% of the Wall Street analysts tracking Weatherford International rated it a “buy” or some equivalent.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analysts’ Forecast for Weatherford before Its 3Q17 Earnings

    On October 10, 2017, ~74% of the Wall Street analysts tracking Weatherford International rated it as a “buy” or some equivalent.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Nabors Could Use Its Free Cash Flow This Year

    Nabors Industries’ (NBR) CFO (cash from operating activities) turned positive in 2Q17, compared with its negative CFO in 1Q17.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    What Are Nabors Industries’ Capex Plans for 2017?

    Nabors Industries’ (NBR) cash from operating activities (or CFO) turned negative in 1Q17, compared to its positive CFO a year earlier.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s Wall Street’s Take on Weatherford as of June 7?

    In this article, we’ll look Wall Street analysts’ recommendations for Weatherford International (WFT) as of June 7, 2017.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Expect from Nabors Industries’s 1Q17 Earnings

    In 1Q17, analysts expect an adjusted loss of $0.35 per share for Nabors Industries (NBR).

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Will the US Rig Count Affect National Oilwell Varco in 1Q17?

    From December 30, 2016, to the week ended April 13, 2017, the US rig count rose ~29% to close at 847. A higher US rig count could increase National Oilwell Varco’s 1Q17 revenue and earnings.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Short Interest: OFS Stocks with the Lowest Returns in 1Q17

    Short interest in Nabors Industries (NBR), as a percentage of its float, rose to 11.5% as of March 31, 2017—compared to 6.5% as of December 30, 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Wall Street’s Forecasts for Tidewater after Its Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings

    According to Reuters, none of the analysts tracking Tidewater (TDW) recommended a “buy” or any equivalent for the stock.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Will Tidewater’s Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Disappoint?

    In fiscal 3Q17, analysts expect $1.16 adjusted loss per share for Tidewater (TDW). Wall Street analysts expect Tidewater’s adjusted loss to deteriorate.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Tidewater’s Growth Drivers?

    From April 1 to September 30 of fiscal 2017, Tidewater’s (TDW) revenues fell 46% compared to the same period in fiscal 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Superior Energy Services’ Management Outlook for 2017?

    SPN’s management does not expect its revenues from North America to revive in 4Q16, though in 1Q17, it expects upstream activities to pick up.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Worst Oilfield Service Stocks: Analyzing Implied Volatility

    In this article, we’ll compare implied volatility for the worst oilfield service (or OFS) companies by expected earnings growth for 3Q16.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is National Oilwell Varco’s Net Debt Falling?

    National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) net debt (total debt less cash & marketable securities) fell 20% in 3Q15.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s Where Weatherford International’s Valuation Stands next to Peers

    WFT’s higher leverage may pose increased riskiness as well, and such factors can strain WFT’s valuation.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Weatherford International’s Share Price Bearish?

    On November 7, Weatherford International was trading at $3.91, which represents a YTD (year-to-date) fall of ~55%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Short Interest in FTI Stock Is Rising: What Does That Mean?

    Short interest as a percentage of float in FMC Technologies (FTI) stock was 4.8% as of October 5, 2016, compared to 3.6% as of June 30, 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Volatile Are the Worst Oilfield Service Companies?

    In this part, we’ll compare the implied volatility of the worst OFS (oilfield services and equipment) companies by expected earnings growth for 3Q16.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does FMC Technologies Have More Room to Run?

    FMC Technologies (FTI) is one of the most well-known US oilfield equipment and service providers in the US. On August 30, FTI was trading at $28.25, which was ~3% lower than its price at the beginning of 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Weatherford International’s Share Price Still Weak?

    On August 12, 2016, oilfield equipment and services company Weatherford International was trading at $5.51, a fall of 36% year-to-date.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Noble Corporation’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers’

    Analysts expect a healthy 15% earnings growth for Noble in the next three to five years. This could boost NE’s valuation in the medium to long term.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Baker Hughes’ Management See 2016?

    Baker Hughes’s chairman and chief executive officer, Martin Craighead cautioned about the challenges lying ahead in fiscal 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Noble Corporation’s Management’s Views for 2016?

    Noble Corporation’s (NE) management thinks that upstream producers will continue to cut exploration and production spending in 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Schlumberger Is Saying after Its 4Q15 Earnings

    Schlumberger’s management continued to restructure its workforce by reducing headcount in 4Q15. In 2015, it spent ~$500 million on technology acquisitions.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Forum Energy Management Say about Outlook?

    Forum Energy Technologies (FET) management expects its revenue and operating margin to decline in fiscal 1Q16. Wall Street analysts have varied opinions about FET’s target prices.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Importance of Diamond Offshore Drilling’s Share Price Movement

    Diamond Offshore Drilling’s share price held steady until early May 2015. Since then, it has been trending down, despite its earnings improving.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Slide in Oil Prices Impacted Russia’s Budget Revenues

    The decline in oil prices is a result of the price war between US shale oil producers and OPEC, where each is pumping oil into the market—leading to oversupply—in an attempt to retain market share.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sinking Oil Prices Rattled Stock Markets and Russia’s GDP Growth

    Because of the supply glut in oil, prices fell steeply, affecting energy stocks and Russia’s GDP growth rate. Oil is currently priced at ~$42 per barrel.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Economic Growth in Russia Fell by 4.3% in September

    According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, the gross domestic product (or GDP) of Russia has fallen 4.3% for the third quarter.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russia’s Trade Surplus Falls along with Crude Oil Prices in August

    According to the Central Bank of Russia, the goods and services surplus fell to $8.7 billion in August 2015, compared to $16.2 billion a year ago.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Will the Iran Deal Affect Russia?

    Although Iran’s return to the oil market won’t lower oil prices immediately, Russia (RSX) will have to take measures against the subsequent fall in oil prices.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Has Boosted the Russian Ruble in 2015?

    The Russian ruble owes its strength to tax payments that exporters will make this year. The exporters are required to convert their earnings in foreign currency into rubles.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Russian Ruble Has Hit New Highs in 2015

    The Russian ruble hit a new 2015 high on July 13 of 56.375 against the US dollar and 62.74 against the euro.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Russia may need capital control measures to save the ruble

    In addition to the recent interest rate hike, Putin may need to exercise capital control measures in order to cushion Russia’s depreciating ruble.

    By Surbhi Jain
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