WFT) was down early in the afternoon on Friday,while Halliburton and Baker-Hughes ( BHI), among the major oil service sector plays, were flat or holding onto marginally positive trading. Headed into the Schlumberger earnings, the big question was whether the oil service stocks would repeat the third quarter earnings trade, when the stocks reported strong numbers, presented a positive outlook, yet still sold off as event-driven traders booked profits.
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