RPC, Inc.

  • Can This Oilfield Company Service Investors’ Portfolios?

    By Ryan Guenette - January 10, 2013 | Tickers: BHI, HAL, RES, SLB, WFT

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a great way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As the 2013 year begins its rollercoaster journey, I would like to pinpoint on a trailblazer in the oilfield services industry, Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL).

    Strengths:

    • Solid Revenue Growth: In 2006, Halliburton reported revenue of $22.58 more »
  • Ecolab's Case For Financial Re-engineering

    By Bob Chandler - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: BHI, CJES, ECL, RES

    Ecolab (NYSE: ECL) is a chemical company that historically specialized in cleaning and sanitizing products and services. The company is probably not very well known but could offer an interesting investment opportunity because of a current business transformation via financial re-engineering.

    Ecolab, based on mainly its cleaning & sanitizing business, had core 2011 annual revenues of around $6.6 billion. In December 2011 it started its transformation with the highly levered more »

  • This Company Shows Investors the Money

    By Stephen Benz - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: HAL, RES, SLB, WYNN

    RPC (NYSE: RES) rewarded investors on Friday by announcing a $0.20 per share special dividend to be paid before the end of December.  Combine that with dividends paid over the last 4 quarters, and the company will return $0.56 per share this year.  At current prices around $11, this is a 5.1% dividend yield.  Over the last twelve months the company generated $154 million in free cash more »

  • Billionaire Steve Cohen Bought This Stock Recently

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 9, 2012 | Tickers: BHI, FET, OIS, RES, SPN

    SAC Capital Advisors, which is managed by billionaire Steve Cohen, has filed a 13G with the SEC to declare that, as of Oct. 2, its family of funds owned a total of 7.9 million shares of Superior Energy Services (NYSE: SPN). This comes out to 5% of the company’s shares outstanding, thus triggering the public filing. Our database of 13F filings shows that SAC owned 1.1 million more »

  • What Will Pump Some Life Into Halliburton’s Stock?

    By Ryan Guenette - September 6, 2012 | Tickers: BHI, HAL, RES, SLB, WFT

    Over the past year Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) has declined 19.18%, immensely underperforming the S&P 500, which has rallied 19.85% during this period. Halliburton is an oilfield services company. The company is a provider of services and products to the energy industry engaged in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil. Serving national and independent oil and natural gas companies, Halliburton operates in 80 countries more »

  • Why Does Wall Street Love This Energy Stock?

    By Soroush Pour - August 31, 2012 | Tickers: HAL, RES, SLB, SPN, WFT

    From the tech high-flyers to stable utility companies, everyday investors are wise to consider how Wall Street views every stock in their portfolio.  Equally, analysts’ ratings can be used to separate the bullish bets from the bearish ones, so to speak.  In addition to this little-used indicator, one measure of sentiment that goes underappreciated is the relative change in ratings revisions.  When combined with a bargain-hunting approach, these strategies mesh more »

  • Are You Ready for the Natural Gas Rebound?

    By Stephen Benz - May 8, 2012 | Tickers: BHI, HAL, RES, SLB

    So we all know natural gas prices are near a 10-year low and most companies dealing with natural gas production have been shellacked by the market.  Any of us who believe in an inevitable natural gas rebound are looking for opportunities in these companies. Oil and natural gas companies are popular choices, such as Chesapeake Energy, Exxon Mobil, and Ultra Petroleum, but I'm focusing my research on the companies more »

  • Unconventional Drilling Energizes Investment Opportunities

    By Damon Judd - May 4, 2012 | Tickers: CJES, NR, RES

    Oil field services companies have been taking it on the chin for the past several years as demand for oil and gas has dropped and their margins have been getting squeezed. While the drilling methods have recently evolved to allow for more cost-effective extraction using horizontal drilling and fracking, the economics have not been favorable.  Until now. I believe that several oil field services companies are poised to take advantage more »