5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Schlumberger
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield services giant Schlumberger (NYS: SLB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Schlumberger's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Houston (1927)|
|Market Cap||$94.8 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas equipment and services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$37.6 billion|
|Management||CEO Paal Kibsgaard (since 2011)|
CFO Simon Ayat (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||16.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$6.1 billion / $11.5 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 2,989 members who have rated Schlumberger believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Schlumberger is certainly not priced as if it is slated to grow at a 30% clip across the next three years. ... Forecasting puts earnings at $4.95 in 2012. Slap a minimum of a 15 multiple on Schlumberger and note that management treats their employees right. Target: $75-$85. I'm actually surprised to see a company with this much growth in store kicking out a dividend that they even went as far as to raise last year.
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