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S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10

Schlumberger Stock Competitors

-0.39 (-1.14 %)
(As of 10/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume12.08 million shs
Average Volume12.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$47.42 billion
P/E Ratio47.10
Dividend Yield1.47%

Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) Vs. HAL, NOV, FTI, OII, RES, DRQ, HLX, TDW, TTI, and OIS

Should you be buying Schlumberger stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Schlumberger include Halliburton (HAL), NOV (NOV), TechnipFMC (FTI), Oceaneering International (OII), RPC (RES), Dril-Quip (DRQ), Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX), Tidewater (TDW), TETRA Technologies (TTI), and Oil States International (OIS). These companies are all part of the "oil & gas equipment & services" industry.

Schlumberger vs.

NOV (NYSE:NOV) and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, community ranking and media sentiment.

NOV currently has a consensus target price of $15.91, indicating a potential upside of 6.84%. Schlumberger has a consensus target price of $33.81, indicating a potential downside of 0.28%. Given NOV's higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe NOV is more favorable than Schlumberger.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Schlumberger received 584 more outperform votes than NOV when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 77.93% of users gave Schlumberger an outperform vote while only 64.29% of users gave NOV an outperform vote.

NOVOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
SchlumbergerOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Schlumberger has a net margin of 4.72% compared to NOV's net margin of -10.10%. Schlumberger's return on equity of 9.96% beat NOV's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NOV -10.10% -5.46% -2.93%
Schlumberger 4.72% 9.96% 2.99%

NOV pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Schlumberger pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. NOV pays out -55.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Schlumberger pays out 73.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Schlumberger has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Schlumberger is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

NOV has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Schlumberger. NOV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Schlumberger, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NOV$6.09 billion0.96-$2.54 billion-$0.36-41.36
Schlumberger$23.60 billion2.01-$10.52 billion$0.6849.87

92.9% of NOV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of Schlumberger shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of NOV shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Schlumberger shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Schlumberger had 16 more articles in the media than NOV. MarketBeat recorded 35 mentions for Schlumberger and 19 mentions for NOV. Schlumberger's average media sentiment score of 0.41 beat NOV's score of 0.24 indicating that Schlumberger is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
2 Very Positive mention(s)
7 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
6 Very Positive mention(s)
6 Positive mention(s)
15 Neutral mention(s)
5 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)

NOV has a beta of 2.31, suggesting that its share price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Schlumberger has a beta of 2.39, suggesting that its share price is 139% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Schlumberger beats NOV on 16 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) vs. Its Competitors

TypeSchlumbergerOil & gas field services IndustryEnergy SectorNYSE Exchange
Dividend Yield1.47%2.87%27.76%3.01%
P/E Ratio47.1021.5818.2327.86
Net Margins4.72%-12.00%-61.81%-85.78%

Schlumberger Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
2.675 of 5 stars
+94.5%$23.06B$14.45B161.822,020Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
1.9315 of 5 stars
+62.0%$5.82B$6.09B-10.5627,631Upcoming Earnings
2.494 of 5 stars
+19.2%$3.47B$13.05B22.6835,205Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Down
Oceaneering International
2.0815 of 5 stars
+274.7%$1.54B$1.83B-14.268,300Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Gap Down
1.8715 of 5 stars
+102.2%$1.20B$598.30M-31.002,005Upcoming Earnings
Insider Selling
News Coverage
1.5165 of 5 stars
-2.7%$886.84M$364.97M-17.501,424Upcoming Earnings
Helix Energy Solutions Group
1.7765 of 5 stars
+49.1%$622.78M$733.55M51.631,536Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
1.4848 of 5 stars
+101.1%$513.84M$397.04M-3.846,550News Coverage
TETRA Technologies
1.7214 of 5 stars
Oil States International
1.7831 of 5 stars
+122.1%$406.30M$638.08M-5.762,338Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Gap Up
Newpark Resources
1.7698 of 5 stars
N/A+309.1%$331.49M$492.63M-6.101,560News Coverage
Matrix Service
1.6898 of 5 stars
N/A+23.2%$275.25M$1.10B-10.312,900Positive News
Natural Gas Services Group
1.8981 of 5 stars
+21.1%$150.93M$68.06M-32.31229Gap Up
High Trading Volume
Forum Energy Technologies
1.1365 of 5 stars
N/A+116.0%$131.92M$512.50M-1.251,400Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Positive News
Geospace Technologies
1.3715 of 5 stars
N/A+69.2%$131.36M$87.83M-10.36651Short Interest ↓
Gulf Island Fabrication
1.2248 of 5 stars
N/A+12.6%$62.45M$250.96M-1.25875Short Interest ↓
ION Geophysical
1.7115 of 5 stars
+25.0%$57.79M$122.67M-0.57400Analyst Revision
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
Dawson Geophysical
1.0915 of 5 stars
This page was last updated on 10/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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