Schlumberger 1Q Profits Jump 37.8 Percent- SLB, HAL, BHI, RIG, NOV, FCX, COP

Oil services leader Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) reported on Friday that profit surged about 38% in the Q1 thanks to strong drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico, north Africa and the Middle East.

The Houston firm, which offers a host of services for petroleum firms, declared earnings of $1.31 billion, or 97 cents a share, for the first quarter of the year. That contrasts with $944 million, or 69 cents per share, for the similar part of 2011. Revenue surged by 21.7% to $10.6 billion.

Turning towards the sector Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) lost -2.03%, Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) fell -1.372%, Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) rose +0.02%, National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) dropped -0.59%, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) which decreased -1.21% and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) moved down -0.01%.

Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) stock’s trade at beginning with a price  of  $72.73 and throughout the trading session climbed at a high of $74.52 other than when day-trade ended the stock finally advanced 2.72% to $71.70.

Shares price of SLB moved up from its 20 days moving average with 3.07% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -3.08%. SLB current year earnings per share experienced an addition with 3.82% while its current quarter performance remained -2.50%.

SLB had a trade volume of 19.49 million shares was higher as compared to average trading capacity of 9.29 million shares.

SLB last month stock price volatility remained 2.58%. In its share capital SLB has 1.33 Billion outstanding shares among them 1.33 Billion shares have been floated in market exchange. SLB stock institutional ownership remained 78.08% while insider ownership included 0.18%.

The stock is ahead its 52 week low with 31.80% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -24.16%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.35. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.

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