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Morning Stock Stories: Schlumberger Limited, (SLB)

Friday February 24th 2017: Schlumberger Limited, SLB is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Equipment & Services in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Schlumberger Limited, SLBĀ  has a market cap of 95.53 B. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, Schlumberger Limited, SLB performance year to date is -18.31%. Today Schlumberger Limited, SLB has gained 1.86%, with a current price of 68.58.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -2.40%, with return on investment at -2.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Schlumberger Limited, SLB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.41. While Total debt/equity is 0.47. With a profit margin of -6.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 12.30%, and operating margin of -6.40%. Schlumberger Limited ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Schlumberger Limited, SLB has seen a EPS growth of -176.50%. A performance for the year of -10.17%. The 52-week high is -21.93%, and the 52-week low is 2.36%. The average volume for Schlumberger Limited, SLB is 10179214.

With a target price of 90.8, can Schlumberger Limited, SLB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Schlumberger Limited, SLB. Schlumberger Limited has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 23.08. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Schlumberger Limited also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.38 and 2.35 respectively. For P/cash, Schlumberger Limited has a value of 12.99, while it is 86.38 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 68.58, Schlumberger Limited has a dividend yield of 2.92%. We see a return on equity of -4.60%.

Looking more long-term Schlumberger Limited, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 54.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 100.61% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -176.50% for this year and for the last five years a -18.90% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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