Oil Services Stocks

Energy Takeout Menu, Part 1

Weatherford International (NYSE: WFT) The smallest of the Big Four oil-field services firms, Weatherford International’s size, recent struggles and industry-leading position artificial lift make the company a potential takeover candidate.  Between 2011 and 2013, Weatherford...

By |May 27, 2014|Feature Article|

05/14/14: A Second(ary) Chance to Buy

USA Compression Partners LP’s (NYSE: USAC) Secondary Offering Gives Investors a Buying Opportunity Aggressive MLP Portfolio holding USA Compression Partners LP (NYSE: USAC) stands to benefit from the growing proportion of US natural-gas output that...

By |May 14, 2014|Alert|

Swimming Upstream

Emerge Energy Services LP (NYSE: EMES) Emerge Energy Services LP operates two business segments: mining specialized silica sand for use in hydraulic fracturing, and fuel processing and distribution. Oil and gas producers use American Petroleum...

By |December 11, 2013|Feature Article|

Focus List — Less is More

We designed Energy & Income Advisor to be the most comprehensive financial advisory covering this popular sector. Our coverage universe includes every energy-related master limited partnership (MLP), more than 70 dividend-paying Canadian energy stocks and...

By |November 26, 2013|Feature Article|

Bucking Tradition

Although the majority of investors associate master limited partnerships (MLP) with midstream infrastructure and a handful of well-hedged upstream operators, an upsurge in private letter rulings from the Internal Service has expanded the interpretation of...

By |May 31, 2013|Feature Article|

11/15/12: A Turnaround Story or a Takeover Play

Weatherford International (NYSE: WFT) reported messy third-quarter results because of the company’s ongoing tax accounting issues, inventory writedowns, and one-off goodwill impairment charges related to certain business segments. Although the company’s underlying operations enjoyed a...

By |November 15, 2012|Alert|

11/03/12: Oil-Field Services Roundup

Third-quarter results in the oil-field services space reflected ongoing weakness in North America and steady improvement in international markets. Among the Big Four services companies, Focus List holding Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) stands to benefit the most...

By |November 4, 2012|Alert|

The Picks: Offshore Boom

Contract drillers aren't in the business of exploring for or producing oil and natural gas, nor are their earnings and revenues directly dependent on the vagaries of global commodity markets. But since the contract drilling...

By |October 5, 2012|Feature Article|

The Picks: Oil-Field Services

Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) With a market capitalization of $96 billion, Schlumberger  is the largest of the Big Four oil-field services companies and more than three times the size of Halliburton (NYSE: HAL). The firm is...

By |October 5, 2012|Feature Article|

Riding the Cycle

The end of easy oil is a secular trend that will provide a long-term tailwind for the services industry. However, investors also need to be attuned for short-term downdrafts and updrafts in this cyclical industry...

By |October 5, 2012|Feature Article|


Oil and US Refiners

Just a few weeks ago, in early January West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices were trading around $70/bbl and Brent was under $75/bbl, well...

Energy 2024 Q&A Roundtable

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