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  • The Best Onshore Driller

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: HP, PTEN, RDC

    There's a lot of hype surrounding offshore drilling, especially as the Deepwater Horizon incident becomes a mere blip in investors' rear-view mirrors. The number of deepwater rigs in the Gulf of Mexico is quickly approaching 40, up from the 33 that were in the Gulf in 2010. 

    But as offshore drilling comes roaring back, one of the major overlooked industries is land drilling. The lure of drilling under the more »

  • An Insider at This Drilling Company Added 11,000 Shares

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: HP, NBR, PTEN

    A Form 4 filed with the SEC has disclosed that Howard Wolf, a member of the Board of Directors at Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR), directly purchased 11,000 shares of stock on July 25 at an average price of about $14.90 per share. Nabors is a $4.4 billion market cap contract driller, primarily operating in onshore North America, with some international and offshore activity as well.

    Studies generally more »

  • Value Investors Kahn Brothers’ Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: MBI, ORI, PTEN, NYT

    Our research from our database of 13F filings indicates that the most popular small cap stocks (which we define as those with market capitalizations between $1 billion and $5 billion) among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500. We think that this is because small cap stocks are less widely owned by large institutional investors such as mutual funds, and less covered by the financial media; as a result hedge more »

  • Value Investors Kahn Brothers’ Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: MBI, ORI, PTEN, NYT

    Our research from our database of 13F filings indicates that the most popular small cap stocks (which we define as those with market capitalizations between $1 billion and $5 billion) among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500 by an average of 18 percentage points per year. We think that this is because small cap stocks are less widely owned by large institutional investors such as mutual funds, and less more »

  • This Stock Will Fuel Your Energy Portfolio Growth This Year

    By Jordo Bivona - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: APC, EOG, NBL, PTEN

    Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) reported impressive results for the fourth quarter, and this gives us an opportunity to examine whether an investment in the stock should be considered. In this article, I will focus on these results and see how they match up against analysts' consensus estimates.

    Financials

    Noble reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $251 million and EPS of $1.39 per share diluted; net more »

  • Are Any of These Moves Higher Warranted?

    By Brian Nichols - February 8, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, DV, PTEN

    Unless a stock is trading at a significant level of resistance, or following a large move either lower or higher, it doesn’t take a lot for a period of excessive volatility to create gains. A stock can see a 5%-20% gain higher for a number of reasons ranging from earnings to analyst notes. Sometimes the moves are warranted and other times they are not. Therefore, I am looking more »

  • Oil Service Operators Speak on the North American Onshore

    By Eric Fox - August 15, 2012 | Tickers: BAS, CJES, HP, KEG, PTEN

    The North American drilling cycle is an important determinant to earnings in the energy sector and the level and trend of this cycle should be monitored by investors that are active in this sector.  One method of keeping current is through a review of earnings releases and conference calls as oil service operators typically make extensive commentary on business trends in their respective service areas.

    Soft Demand

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