Oil service provider Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) is scheduled to release its second-quarter earnings results on July 19 and analysts expect the company to report earnings of $0.35 per share. The company earned $0.43 in the second quarter of 2018, meaning analysts expect an 18.6% decline in earnings on a year over year basis.
Schlumberger has been struggling for the last few years and the EPS have declined by an average of 3% per year over the last three years. Earnings were down by 21% in the first quarter compared to the first quarter of 2018.
In addition to the poor earnings results, the company’s management efficiency measurements are subpar. The ROE is 6.2% and the profit margin is 8.4%. Both of those figures are below average.
If the fundamentals weren’t enough, the technical picture is also pointing toward a rough period for Schlumberger. Looking at the weekly chart we see that the stock has been trending lower for the last year and a half and a trend line has formed that connects the highs from that period. The stock is closing in on the trend line now, but it is overbought on the daily chart.
In addition to the possible resistance looming just overhead, the Tickeron Trend Prediction Engine generated a bearish signal for Schlumberger on July 11. The signal shows a confidence level of 70% and it calls for a drop of at least 4% within the next month. Past predictions on Schlumberger have been successful 76% of the time.
The 50-day moving average for SLB moved below the 200-day moving average on May 24, 2023. This could be a long-term bearish signal for the stock as the stock shifts to an downward trend.
The Stochastic Oscillator demonstrated that the ticker has stayed in the overbought zone for 3 days. The longer the ticker stays in the overbought zone, the sooner a price pull-back is expected.
SLB moved below its 50-day moving average on June 08, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where SLB declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
SLB broke above its upper Bollinger Band on June 07, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Aroon Indicator for SLB entered a downward trend on June 06, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The RSI Oscillator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where SLB's RSI Indicator exited the oversold zone, of 26 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on June 01, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on SLB as a result. In of 86 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for SLB just turned positive on May 22, 2023. Looking at past instances where SLB's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 42 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where SLB advanced for three days, in of 313 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (3.797) is normal, around the industry mean (3.709). P/E Ratio (17.953) is within average values for comparable stocks, (89.478). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.042) is also within normal values, averaging (2.141). Dividend Yield (0.018) settles around the average of (0.044) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (2.321) is also within normal values, averaging (2.327).
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating fairly steady price growth. SLB’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to worse than average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. SLB’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 91, placing this stock worse than average.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a provider of oilfield services such as distributing oil and gas information technologies and providing consulting services
A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, SLB has been closely correlated with HAL. These tickers have moved in lockstep 90% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if SLB jumps, then HAL could also see price increases.