Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.Schlumberger ( SLB) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Schlumberger rose $1.97 (2.5%) to $82.22 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7,272,448 shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,630,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $80.58-$82.50 after having opened the day at $80.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.25. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: Earthstone Energy ( ESTE), up 18.7%, Goodrich Petroleum ( GDP), up 11.4%, Sonde Resources ( SOQ), up 9.2% and Kosmos Energy ( KOS), up 7.8%.
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 $106.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Schlumberger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.