Superior Energy Services, Inc.

  • The Top Oilfield-Services Stocks for Your Money

    By Damon Churchwell - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, HP, NOV, SPN

    This is an overview of five oilfield-services stocks, as chosen by way of the CAPS Community screener as part of the broader energy sector. The parameters chosen were as follows:

    1. Long-term debt-to-equity < 100%

    2. EPS growth rate last three years >0

    3. P/E ratio between 10.0 and 15.0

    The resulting firms were those with healthy balance sheets and a recent history of earnings growth. They are more »

  • These Oil Services Stocks Are Poised for Growth

    By Mark Yagalla - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: PES, SPN, SLCA

    Jefferies just came out with a report on their top oil services stocks. The firm stated that this sector will benefit from hydraulic fracking and increased U.S. drilling. What intrigued me the most about this list was the smaller names in the space. We're all familiar with Halliburton, Schlumberger, and National Oilwell Varco which were on Jefferies' list. But there were several names worth investigating that offer better more »

  • Barry Rosenstein Takes 9% Stake in This Energy Play

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: BHI, NOV, OIS, SPN, WFT

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) rose over 15% on April 30 following the news that activist investor Barry Rosenstein’s JANA Partners owns 5 million shares of the stock (or 9.1% of the total shares outstanding) and will push to split up the now $4.9 billion oil and gas equipment and services company.

    We track JANA’s quarterly 13F filings alongside those of other hedge funds as part more »

  • Are They Really Superior?

    By Ben Kovalick - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: BHI, SLB, SPN

    Superior Energy (NYSE: SPN) serves the drilling, completion, and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through a diversified portfolio of specialized oilfield services and equipment that are used throughout the economic life cycle of oil and gas wells.

     As an investor the first thing you should when evaluating any stock is to read the business summary and not only understand it, but accept it. Is this something you more »

  • Billionaire Steve Cohen’s Most Promising Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 12, 2013 | Tickers: ARIA, ENDP, NCR, SPN, VC

    Small-cap and mid-cap stocks don’t get as much attention from bankers, third-party analysts, and the media, which often leaves them less efficiently priced than large- and mega-caps. Hedge funds sometimes take advantage of this by dedicating their research teams to work on these lower valuation stocks as well, and so often earn substantial alpha from their investments. Retail investors can use smaller-cap stocks that hedge funds reported owning as more »

  • Billionaire Steve Cohen’s Cheap Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: AIG, AAPL, CLF, SU, SPN

    SAC Capital Advisors may (or may not) be in legal trouble, but billionaire Steve Cohen’s hedge fund is still a major market player whose moves get investors’ attention. We decided to go through SAC’s 13F filing for the third quarter of 2012 and see which of its top holdings passed a basic value screen; perhaps some of these cheap stocks that were in the fund’s portfolio at more »

  • Billionaire Glenn Dubin’s Top Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, PCLN, SPN, URI

    Highbridge Capital Management, which has about $29 billion in AUM, was founded in 1992 by Glenn Dubin and Henry Swieca. Following Sweica’s departure in 2009, Dubin serves as the primary manager of the fund (though Highbridge is majority owned by JPMorgan Chase following an investment of $1.3 billion in 2004). In mid-November Highbridge filed its 13F with the SEC, allowing the general public to see many of its 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 »

  • 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 »