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Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB)’s Stock Reduces -2.86%, Making It A Good Investment

The trading price of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) floating lower at last check on Wednesday, June 22, closing at $37.71, -2.86% lower than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $37.611 and $39.27. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 26.55, while its 5Y monthly beta was 2.04. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $49.83 and a 52-week low of $25.90. Over the past month, the stock has lost -4.97% in value.

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Schlumberger Limited, whose market valuation is $57.63 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Apr 21, 2022 – Apr 25, 2022. The dividend yield on the company stock is 1.80%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.70. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.37 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $1.76 for 2022 and $2.46 for 2023. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 50.40% this year and 39.80% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $5.97 billion for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $5.91 billion and highs of $6.05 billion. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2022 is $24.88 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 19.20% over what it did in 2022.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Schlumberger Limited No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest SLB has a 50% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 50% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently Hold.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned SLB a recommendation rating is 31. Out of them, 3 rate it a Hold, while 24 recommend Buy, whereas 4 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged Schlumberger Limited (SLB) as Underweight, while 0 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Buy, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 0.63, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that SLB’s price is currently -16.03% off the SMA20 and -11.40% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 36.39, and weekly volatility stands at 6.12%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 4.43%. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.86, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 2.19. With analysts defining $44.00-$59.00 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $50.40 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about -16.68% off the estimated low and -56.46% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if SLB’s share price rises to $50.00, which is the median consensus price. At that level, SLB’s share price would be -32.59% below current price.

To see how Schlumberger Limited stock has been performing today in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: SLB stock’s performance was -2.86% at last check in today’s session, and 17.21% in the past year, while Baker Hughes Company (BKR) has been trading -3.23% in recent session and positioned 27.85% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Halliburton Company (HAL) saw its stock trading -4.49% lower in today’s session but was up 43.68% in a year. Furthermore, NOV Inc. (NOV) showed a decrease of -1.81% today while its price kept inclining at 5.10% over the past year. Schlumberger Limited has a P/E ratio of 26.55, compared to Baker Hughes Company’s 93.21 and Halliburton Company’s 19.38. Also during today’s trading, the S&P 500 Index has surged 0.48%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a positive session, up 0.23% today.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) indicates that the 3-month average is 13.29 million.

Currently, records show that 1.41 billion of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 0.20% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 80.80%. However, since the stock’s price has seen 29.62% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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