Volatile Stock in Broker’s Choice: Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB), U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA)

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) [Trend Analysis] retains strong position in active trade, as shares scoring -0.91% to $76.96 in active trade session, while looking at the shares volume, around 9.8 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Finally, analysts shed their light over the SLB price targets; maintaining price high target of 110 while at average the price target was 96.48 in contrast with the current price of 76.96. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 29 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 29 stands on similar situation; while 8 for the current month as compared to 8 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 4 stands at overweight. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Buy.

The firm has institutional ownership of 81.20%, while insider ownership included 0.10%. SLB attains analyst recommendation of 1.90 with week’s performance of -3.26%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 90.25%.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) [Trend Analysis] knocking active thrust in leading trading session, shares an increase of 0.42% to 45.35 with around 3.69 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked SLCA in recent few months. In ratings table the SLCA given BUY ratings by 17 analysts in current phase and 1 analyst suggest it as overweight security. While 2 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current as compared to 1 analyst giving UNDERWEIGHT. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommends it as Buy security.

The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.06 at current month while compared with $0.03 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.25 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $1.17 as compared to one month ago of $0.94, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $3.33.

The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 125.40% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -26.15%. Similar, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as -18.24% and for the year was 106.90%, while the YTD performance remained at -19.88%. SLCA has Average True Range for 14 days of 2.80.


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