Schlumberger Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

SLB
 Stock
  

USD 37.14  0.25  0.68%   

The prevalent analyst and expert consensus on Schlumberger is Buy with 19 strong buy estimates. The prevailing projected target price is 95.21 with 19 professional opinions. Some of the most common ways Schlumberger NV analysts use to provide public buy-or-sell recommendation are financial statements evaluation and conference calls analysis. They also talk to Schlumberger executives, vendors, and customers. Schlumberger buy-or-sell recommendation and consensus module provides average expert sentiment on the projected Schlumberger NV target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on target price volatility of 8.403. Additionally, take a look at Macroaxis Advice on Schlumberger to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.
  

Schlumberger Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Schlumberger target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysts performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Schlumberger target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, investor sentiment analysis, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions26
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook0
Buy
Most Schlumberger analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand Schlumberger stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of Schlumberger NV, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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Schlumberger Target Price Projection

Schlumberger's current and average target prices are 37.14 and 95.21, respectively. The current price of Schlumberger is the price at which Schlumberger NV is currently trading. On the other hand, Schlumberger's target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

Schlumberger Market Quote on 15th of August 2022

Low Price36.25Odds
High Price37.23Odds

37.14

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On Schlumberger Target Price

Low Estimate82.0Odds
High Estimate110.0Odds
Number of Analysts19
Standard Deviation8.403

95.21

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on Schlumberger NV and the information provided on this page.

Schlumberger Analyst Ratings

Schlumberger's analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about Schlumberger stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of Schlumberger's financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. Schlumberger's historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Analyst Consensus Breakdown

Average Consensus Estimates

About Schlumberger Target Price Projections

Schlumberger's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as Schlumberger NV and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of Schlumberger depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for Schlumberger NV including analysis of its current option contracts.
Schlumberger's latest option contracts expiring on 2022-08-19 are carrying combined implied volatility of 45.2 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 0.39 over 100 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying way more calls than puts on contracts expiring on 2022-08-19. The current put volume is at 3752, with calls trading at the volume of 2673. This yields a 1.4 put-to-call volume ratio. The Schlumberger option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Schlumberger NV option contracts. It shows all of Schlumberger's listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2022-08-19 Option Contracts

Schlumberger option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Schlumberger's lending market. For example, when Schlumberger's puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Schlumberger, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Schlumberger stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Schlumberger's distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Schlumberger's open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Schlumberger's option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Schlumberger Maximum Pain Price across 2022-08-19 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Schlumberger close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Schlumberger's stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Schlumberger NV common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Schlumberger stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Schlumberger's stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
Additionally, take a look at Macroaxis Advice on Schlumberger to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

Schlumberger NV In The Money Call Balance

When Schlumberger's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Schlumberger NV stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Schlumberger's options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' option contracts written on Schlumberger NV are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Schlumberger Current Options Market Mood

Schlumberger's open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Schlumberger Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Schlumberger's calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Schlumberger's option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Schlumberger's option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Additional Schlumberger Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Schlumberger is a key component of Schlumberger valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Schlumberger.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Schlumberger's price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Schlumberger in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
33.8837.1040.32
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
33.4350.5253.74
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
32.2035.4338.65
Details
Earnings
Estimates (15)
LowProjected EPSHigh
0.991.141.20
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Schlumberger. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Schlumberger's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Schlumberger's competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Schlumberger NV.

Additional Schlumberger Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Schlumberger is a key component of Schlumberger valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Schlumberger.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Schlumberger's price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Schlumberger in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
33.8837.1040.32
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
33.4350.5253.74
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
32.2035.4338.65
Details
Earnings
Estimates (15)
LowProjected EPSHigh
0.991.141.20
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Schlumberger. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Schlumberger's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Schlumberger's competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Schlumberger NV.

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Additionally, take a look at Macroaxis Advice on Schlumberger to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon. Note that the Schlumberger NV information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other Schlumberger's statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Piotroski F Score module to get Piotroski F Score based on binary analysis strategy of nine different fundamentals.

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The data published in Schlumberger's official financial statements usually reflect Schlumberger's business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of Schlumberger NV. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by Schlumberger accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what Schlumberger's liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Energy space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of Schlumberger's financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, Schlumberger's management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in Schlumberger's accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of Schlumberger NV. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of Schlumberger's management to manipulate its earnings.