Schlumberger (SLB) remained bullish on the North American market and turned positive on international markets despite the latest retreat in crude prices, after beating second-quarter forecasts Friday on surging North American fracking activity. Estimates: EPS to climb 23% to 30 cents with revenue up 1.3% to $7.26 billion, according to Zacks Investment Research. Results: EPS of 35 cents on revenue of $7.46 billion. North America revenue jumped 27% from a year ago to $2.2 billion.
The oil industry has now taught a new generation of investors just how brutal its downturns can be, with the 18-month price collapse that began in June 2014. But the industry's recoveries can also be powerful affairs, often lasting years. That fact has kept a large audience of investors closely tuned to the price recovery begun after oil scraped 13-year lows last February.
American Express (AXP), Steel Dynamics (STLD), United Rentals (URI) and Alcoa (AA) will report quarterly results after the market closes Wednesday. Dow industrials component American Express is in buy range, while Steel Dynamics, United Rentals and Alcoa are setting up in consolidations. XAutoplay: On | OffCheck back after the close for updates as the earnings roll in. Estimates: EPS is expected to tumble 30% to $1.46 as revenue dips 1% to $8.15 billion.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".