What Schlumberger (SLB) Investors Need to Know

We're taking a closer look at Schlumberger today, as the chatter surrounding the stock has increased notably in the last few weeks. Today, its shares moved -1.8% compared to -1.0% for the S&P 500. Increased investor interest and volatility surrounding the stock are not reason enough to buy in -- you should first perform your own due diligence. Here are some figures that can get you started:

  • Schlumberger Limited engages in the provision of technology for the energy industry worldwide. The company operates through four divisions: Digital & Integration, Reservoir Performance, Well Construction, and Production Systems. The company provides field development and hydrocarbon production, carbon management, integration of adjacent energy systems; reservoir interpretation and data processing services for exploration data; and well construction and production improvement services and products.

  • Schlumberger has moved 59.0% over the last year compared to 16.0% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of 43.0%

  • SLB has an average analyst rating of buy and is -2.2% away from its mean target price of $61.87 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.73

  • Schlumberger has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.2 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $3.42 and its forward P/E ratio is 17.7

  • SLB has a Price to Earnings Growth (PEG) ratio of 0.73, which shows the company is very undervalued compared to its earnings growth estimates.

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 4.62 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Schlumberger is part of the Energy sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 7.54 and an average P/B of 1.68

  • Schlumberger has on average reported free cash flows of $6.27 Billion over the last four years, during which time they have grown by an an average of 0.0%

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