Schlumberger NV (SLB): Today's Featured Energy Winner

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Schlumberger ( SLB) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Schlumberger rose $1.09 (1.4%) to $77.61 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,590,167 shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,579,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $76.76-$77.77 after having opened the day at $76.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.52. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: Energy XXI ( EXXI), up 14.5%, Camac Energy ( CAK), up 11.7%, Linn Energy ( LINE), up 9.9% and Pengrowth Energy ( PGH), up 8.2%.

Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the supply of technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. Schlumberger has a market cap of $102.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Schlumberger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Schlumberger as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, SMF Energy Corporation ( FUEL), down 21.1%, Sonde Resources ( SOQ), down 7.0%, Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporat ( AMCF), down 4.7% and HyperDynamics Corporation ( HDY), down 4.4% , were all laggards within the energy industry with HollyFrontier ( HFC) being today's energy industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the energy industry could consider Energy Select Sector SPDR ( XLE) while those bearish on the energy industry could consider Proshares Short Oil & Gas ( DDG).

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