Today Analysts Focus on Schlumberger Limited (SLB), First Data Corporation (FDC)

Jeannie Matthews
October 7, 2017

The stock decreased 2.63% or $0.6 on October 6, reaching $22.25. It has outperformed by 47.99% the S&P500. CGOV Asset Management grew its holdings in Schlumberger 27.1% in the 1st quarter.

Institutional investors have also been busy with the stock.

Ibis Capital Partners Llp, which manages about $125.94M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Acxiom Corp (NASDAQ:ACXM) by 15,423 shares to 287,016 shares, valued at $7.46M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since October 6, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.00% the S&P500.

Analysts await Schlumberger Limited. Company trades at a P/E ratio of 555.40, and is more expensive than the average stock in the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.10 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 69% are positive. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $85.28. On Tuesday, April 26 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, August 8.

Fiserv, Inc. has a consensus hold rating from 23 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 1.26% of shares outstanding. The rating was maintained by Howard Weil on Monday, October 19 with "Focus Stock". That's a potential 12.95 gain from where (NYSE:MCK) has been trading recently.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.22, from 1.44 in 2017Q1. 103 funds opened positions while 639 raised stakes. Schmidt P J Management Incorporated has 60,994 shares. First Allied Advisory Serv Incorporated owns 19,155 shares or 0.01% of their U.S. portfolio. (NYSE:SLB) for 8,164 shares.

Among 33 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. Ftb Advsr Incorporated stated it has 0% in YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF). Somerville Kurt F accumulated 1.23% or 91,789 shares. Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0% invested in YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF). Bessemer Group, New Jersey-based fund reported 10,800 shares. Advsrs Asset Management has invested 0.12% in Fidus Investment Corp (NASDAQ:FDUS). (NYSE:SLB) for 4,589 shares. Mairs Power holds 1.79% or 2.25 million shares. Aperio Group Inc Lc accumulated 0% or 2,754 shares. Cohen & Steers holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB), 26 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Finally, Scotiabank set a $90.00 target price on Schlumberger N.V. and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, July 7th.

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has a current ERP5 Rank of 7609.

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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on SLB shares. The firm has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, June 8. (NYSE:SLB) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by Societe Generale. (NYSE:SLB) earned "Sell" rating by Griffen Securities on Monday, April 25. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 5 report. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, July 15. Guggenheim upgraded Schlumberger Limited. As per Monday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q1. The original version of this news story can be viewed at

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Moreover, Corecommodity Limited Company has 0.29% invested in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB). Granite Invest Partners Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.38% in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB). Stadion Money Mgmt holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited. Ledyard State Bank has invested 0.15% in Schlumberger Limited.

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has a Value Composite score of 59. 1St Source Commercial Bank holds 0.33% or 58,645 shares. 62,939 were accumulated by Calamos Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Com. 84,117 are held by Mckinley Management Ltd Liability Corporation Delaware. Creative Planning stated it has 400 shares. Zacks Management has invested 0.68% in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) or 21,800 shares.

Traders purchased shares of Schlumberger N.V. (NYSE:SLB) on weakness during trading on Friday. On the opposite side of that transaction from Geode Capital Management, Llc stood Vanguard Group Inc which added 3332 shares to its existing stake, bringing total stake held in SLB to 187898 shares. Tillar reported 23,346 shares. (NYSE:SLB) shares. $250,203 worth of Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) news were published by: which released: "Schlumberger's Gamble Could Change Oilfield Services Forever" on September 14, 2017, also published article titled: "Schlumberger Limited". Independence Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Schlumberger the second quarter worth approximately $288,000.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 selling transactions for $2.87 million activity. On June 12, 2017, Aaron Gatt Floridia executed a direct sell involving 40000 shares.

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