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  • Two Energy Stocks Poised For Success: El Paso & Schlumberger

    Originally Posted on June 25th, 2012

    Energy stocks look to be lucrative investments heading into the summer months. Two energy stocks I particularly like are Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) and El Paso (NYSE: EP). Below are my thoughts on the two:

    Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) is an oilfield-services company that sells project management, technology, and information services to oil and gas companies across the globe. This company has been soaring as of late and its business as a whole is gaining momentum heading into the summer months. The past few quarters, SLB has beat analysts earnings expectations. Adding to this the stock is trading at a great value compared to historical averages. Analysts are projecting this stock to rise over the course of the next 12-months. SLB receives a "Buy" recommendation from 86% of all research analysts, a huge upside going forward.

    SLB is finally moving in the right direction, last February they acquired Smith, another energy services company in an $11 billion dollar stock deal. SLB is now finally using these assets to the best of their ability increasing revenues all across the board. Smith helped contribute $275 million in income last quarter.Higher costs have dropped SLB's net profit margin however this is nothing to worry in the long-term as business is so good SLB continues to dominate the sector. Schlumberger's stock sells for a forward earnings multiple of 22, a 9% discount to the energy equipment and services industry average. Schlumberger's stock sells for a forward earnings multiple of 22, a 9% discount to the energy equipment and services industry average. Some analysts expect SLB to kill it in the next year; Morgan Stanley has a bullish-scenario target of $180 for Schlumberger, a total yield of 110%. More realistically though I expect Schlumberger's stock to advance $125 a total yield of 48%.

    El Paso (NYSE: EP) is one of the top natural gas transmission, exploration, and production companies. EP has a very impressive book of business resulting in them receiving a "buy" rating from an impressive 80% of analysts. El Paso has significant interests in the 42,000 mile North American natural gas pipeline system, which will increase in importance in coming years as the U.S. segues from foreign-produced oil to domestically-abundant natural gas. Over the past several years, EP's net income has grown statistically 7.2% a year. I think EP is a very attractive investment due to its pricing power compared to companies who need to transport/store natural gas, which hurts profit margins. Over the past year, gross margin and operating margin both rose 10%+.

    Adding to this, EP has a very stable pipeline business and their exploration unit has interested many investors as they continue to find new territories to explore. The explorative part of El Paso makes the stock attractive long-term due to its very lucrative prospects backed by stable cash flow. EP sells at a trailing earnings multiple of 11, a forward earnings multiple of 13, a book value multiple of 2.2, a sales multiple of 2.1 and a cash flow multiple of 5.4. All these are huge discounts compared to industry peers. I forecast EP to rise 30% to $42 a share within the next 12-months.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in SLB, EPB over the next 72 hours.

    Tags: EPB, SLB
    Oct 01 9:44 PM | Link | Comment!
  • New Year, Fresh Start: Sign-Up For The Top Financial Publication Of 2011

    Read full article at: stocksonwallstreet.net/featured/new-year...

    Now that the new year has finally begun there are a few financial publications that everyone interested in the financial markets needs to be reading, below is the list:

    4 Week Risk-Free Trial of Financial Times

    Financial Times

    The Financial Times is one of the great online & print publications out there. It is very similar to the Wall Street Journal but has a different spin on macro
    economic events along with very different perspectives. It will give you the latest UK and international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis and I believe it is a must read for anyone who intrigued or engaged within the business world. I would recommend investing in a yearly subscription for the Financial Times. Right now is a perfect time as they are having a once in a year, 4-week Free Trial. Make sure to take advantage of this great deal as it only comes around once a year. If interested in this offer click on the ad to the side or follow the FINANCIAL TIMES LINK.

    Wall Street Journal

    Click Here For The Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal is one of the most reknowed financial publication out there. I have been a long-term reader and there's not a day that passes by without me reading the financial publications throughout the website. For those of you who don't currently have a yearly/monthly subscription to the Wall Street Journal then sign-up right now. They have online only, print online, or joint subscriptions so you can read the journal any which way you want. To sign-up and take advatange of the special offers right now either click on the ad to the side or follow the WALL STREET JOURNAL LINK.

    Subscribe to The Prudent Speculator

    Forbes Newsletters

    For those of you who like news on economics, insights into the market, and much need help for your investment portfolio. If your portfolio is under pressure, it's time you got Insight, the monthly investment newsletter "The Prudent Speculator" from both the economist and Forbes magazine columnists. It is great for the average investor and even better for the advanced trader. I throughly recommend this publication and to subscribe either click on the ad to the side or follow THE PRUDENT SPECULATOR LINK.

    Barrons

    Subscribe To Barron

    Barron's is an American weekly newspaper covering U.S. financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each issue provides a wrap-up of the previous week's market activity, news reports, and an informative outlook on the week to come. It is one of the top publications out there and for anyone interested in the financial markets I throughly recommend purchasing a subscription. Right now they are offering a Four-Week Free Trial that is more than worth testing out. To sign-up simply click on the ad to the side or follow the link BARRON'S LINK.

    MarketWatch

    30 Day Free Trial - MarketWatch Retirement Weekly

    MarketWatch operates a financial information website that provides business news, analysis and stock market data to some 6 million people. MarketWatch offers personal finance news and advice, tools for investors and access to industry research. As I have said, all these are my favorite publications across the web and MarketWatch is one of the industry leaders. Test it out, like the rest of the finance publications they offer free trials to their research tools. Simply click on the ad to the side or follow the link MARKETWATCH LINK.

    TheStreet.com 125x125 Best Seller Giveaway

    TheStreet.com

    For those of you watch Jim Cramer's show "Mad Money" he also runs a successful financial, investment research website TheStreet.com. The Street is great in offering great analysis on individual stock picks along with market updates from a strong team of writers. I prefer it to many of the other financial sites and while most of the site is free, it pays to have the advanced research tools and the stock picker services. I recommend you sign-up for the stock picking services by simply clicking on the ad to the side or follow CRAMER'S STOCK PICKING SERVICE LINK.

    Don't be a stranger leave a comment below and let me know what you think about the various publications and which ones you chose to subscribe to or send them to my Twitter. Also remember to sign up for Stocks on Wall Street's Monthly Newsletter and never be afraid to Contact Us.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Sep 15 11:45 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Your Guide To Find That Top Financial Publication For Your Summer Reading

    Heading into the summer months, many of us are going to have lots of extra time on their hands. Why not find a solid financial publication to read and help improve your overall knowledge of the markets or help you with your research? Stocks on Wall Street has made it easy for you to find the top financial publications. Everything we have listed below is worth paying for and we thoroughly recommend it. In a growing media filled world it is hard to find quality publications with so many options out there. Well now you have no need to worry, I personally am a subscriber for each and every publication below and think you need to do the same thing too. Below is the list, let us know what you think and hopefully you will sign-up for one today!!!

    Financial Times

    4 Week Risk-Free Trial of Financial Times
    The Financial Times is one of the great online & print publications out there. It is very similar to the Wall Street Journal but has a different spin on macro
    economic events along with very different perspectives. It will give you the latest UK and international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis and I believe it is a must read for anyone who intrigued or engaged within the business world. I would recommend investing in a yearly subscription for the Financial Times. Right now is a perfect time as they are having a once in a year, 4-week Free Trial. Make sure to take advantage of this great deal as it only comes around once a year. If interested in this offer click on the ad to the side or follow the FINANCIAL TIMES LINK.

    Wall Street Journal

    Click Here For The Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal is one of the most reknowed financial publication out there. I have been a long-term reader and there's not a day that passes by without me reading the financial publications throughout the website. For those of you who don't currently have a yearly/monthly subscription to the Wall Street Journal then sign-up right now. They have online only, print online, or joint subscriptions so you can read the journal any which way you want. To sign-up and take advatange of the special offers right now either click on the ad to the side or follow the WALL STREET JOURNAL LINK.

    Forbes Newsletters

    Subscribe to The Prudent SpeculatorFor those of you who like news on economics, insights into the market, and much need help for your investment portfolio. If your portfolio is under pressure, it's time you got Insight, the monthly investment newsletter "The Prudent Speculator" from both the economist and Forbes magazine columnists. It is great for the average investor and even better for the advanced trader. I throughly recommend this publication and to subscribe either click on the ad to the side or follow THE PRUDENT SPECULATOR LINK.

    Barrons

    Subscribe To Barron

    Barron's is an American weekly newspaper covering U.S. financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each issue provides a wrap-up of the previous week's market activity, news reports, and an informative outlook on the week to come. It is one of the top publications out there and for anyone interested in the financial markets I thoroughly recommend purchasing a subscription. Right now they are offering a Four-Week Free Trial that is more than worth testing out. To sign-up simply click on the ad to the side or follow the link BARRON'S LINK.

    MarketWatch

    30 Day Free Trial - MarketWatch Retirement WeeklyMarketWatch operates a financial information website that provides business news, analysis and stock market data to some 6 million people. MarketWatch offers personal finance news and advice, tools for investors and access to industry research. As I have said, all these are my favorite publications across the web and MarketWatch is one of the industry leaders. Test it out, like the rest of the finance publications they offer free trials to their research tools. Simply click on the ad to the side or follow the link MARKETWATCH LINK.

    TheStreet.com

    TheStreet.com 125x125 v1 Action Alerts PlusFor those of you watch Jim Cramer's show "Mad Money" he also runs a successful financial, investment research website TheStreet.com. The Street is great in offering great analysis on individual stock picks along with market updates from a strong team of writers. I prefer it to many of the other financial sites and while most of the site is free, it pays to have the advanced research tools and the stock picker services. I recommend you sign-up for the stock picking services by simply clicking on the ad to the side or followCRAMER'S STOCK PICKING SERVICE LINK.

    Don't be a stranger leave a comment below and let me know what you think about the various publications and which ones you chose to subscribe to or send them to my Twitter. Also remember to sign up for Stocks on Wall Street's Monthly Newsletter and never be afraid to Contact Us.

    Sep 15 11:42 PM | Link | Comment!
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