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How to buy Schlumberger stock | $28.88

Learn how to easily invest in Schlumberger stock.

Schlumberger Limited is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Schlumberger shares (SLB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Schlumberger employs 86,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Schlumberger stock price (NYSE: SLB)

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Schlumberger shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$28.88
52-week range$13.44 - $36.71
50-day moving average $27.98
200-day moving average $29.51
Wall St. target price$36.23
PE ratio 39.2649
Dividend yield $0.5 (1.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.72

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Schlumberger price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $28.88 from 2021-09-23

1 week (2021-09-17) 2.01%
1 month (2021-08-24) 2.34%
3 months (2021-06-24) -13.17%
6 months (2021-03-24) 5.32%
1 year (2020-09-24) 73.77%
2 years (2019-09-24) -18.79%
3 years (2018-09-24) 61.6
5 years (2016-09-23) 75.92

Is Schlumberger under- or over-valued?

Valuing Schlumberger stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Schlumberger's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Schlumberger's P/E ratio

Schlumberger's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Schlumberger shares trade at around 39x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Schlumberger's PEG ratio

Schlumberger's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4429. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Schlumberger's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Schlumberger's EBITDA

Schlumberger's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Schlumberger's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Schlumberger financials

Revenue TTM $21.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.61%
Gross profit TTM $2.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.04%
Return on equity TTM 8.35%
Profit margin 4.72%
Book value $9.13
Market capitalisation $39.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Schlumberger shares

There are currently 23.2 million Schlumberger shares held short by investors – that's known as Schlumberger's "short interest". This figure is 7.4% up from 21.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Schlumberger shares can be evaluated.

Schlumberger's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Schlumberger's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Schlumberger shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Schlumberger shares traded daily (recently around 9.4 million). Schlumberger's SIR currently stands at 2.48. In other words for every 100,000 Schlumberger shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2480 shares are currently held short.

However Schlumberger's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Schlumberger shares, or, against the total number of tradable Schlumberger shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Schlumberger's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Schlumberger shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0166% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Schlumberger shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Schlumberger.

Find out more about how you can short Schlumberger stock.

Schlumberger's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Schlumberger.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Schlumberger's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Schlumberger's overall score of 22.29 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 42nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Schlumberger is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Schlumberger's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.22/100

Schlumberger's social score

Social score: 6.74/100

Schlumberger's governance score

Governance score: 6.33/100

Schlumberger's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Schlumberger scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Schlumberger has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Schlumberger Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.29
Total ESG percentile 42.48
Environmental score 9.22
Social score 6.74
Governance score 6.33
Level of controversy 2

Schlumberger share dividends

56%

Dividend payout ratio: 56.18% of net profits

Recently Schlumberger has paid out, on average, around 56.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Schlumberger shareholders could enjoy a 1.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Schlumberger's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

Schlumberger's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Schlumberger's most recent dividend payout was on 6 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Schlumberger's shares ever split?

Schlumberger's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 April 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Schlumberger shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Schlumberger shares which in turn could have impacted Schlumberger's share price.

Schlumberger share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Schlumberger's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.4429 up to $36.707. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SLB.US volatility(beta: 2.41)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Schlumberger's is 2.4067. This would suggest that Schlumberger's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Schlumberger overview

Schlumberger Limited supplies technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates in four divisions: Digital & Integration, Reservoir Performance, Well Construction, and Production Systems. The company offers reservoir interpretation and data processing services; open and cased-hole, and slickline services; exploration and production pressure and flow-rate measurement services; tubing-conveyed perforating services; integrated production systems; software, consulting, information management, and IT infrastructure services; reservoir characterization, field development planning, and production enhancement consulting services; and petro technical data services and training solutions. It designs, manufactures, and markets roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits; supplies drilling fluid systems, fluid systems and specialty equipment, production technology solutions, and engineered managed pressure and underbalanced drilling solutions; and offers environmental services and products; provides drilling and measurement, land drilling rigs, and related support services; and supplies well planning and drilling, engineering, supervision, logistics, procurement, and contracting services, as well as drilling rig management services. In addition, the company offers well services; coiled tubing equipment; hydraulic fracturing, multistage completions, perforating, coiled tubing equipment, and services; well completion services and equipment; artificial lift production equipment and optimization services; and production management services. Further, it provides integrated subsea production systems; drilling equipment and services; onshore and offshore platform wellhead systems and processing solutions; and valve and process systems. The company was formerly known as Socie´te´ de Prospection E´lectrique.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Schlumberger is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.121% of Schlumberger shares are held by insiders and 79.424% by institutions.
How many people work for Schlumberger?
Latest data suggests 86,000 work at Schlumberger.
When does the fiscal year end for Schlumberger?
Schlumberger's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Schlumberger based?
Schlumberger's address is: 5599 San Felipe, Houston, TX, United States, 77056
What is Schlumberger's ISIN number?
Schlumberger's international securities identification number is: AN8068571086
What is Schlumberger's CUSIP number?
Schlumberger's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 806857108

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