| Schlumberger is a technology company that partners with customers to access energy by providing solutions and technologies for the energy industry. Co.'s divisions include: Digital and Integration, which provides digital solutions, multiclient seismic surveys and data processing through WesternGeco®, and Asset Performance Solutions business model for field production projects; Reservoir Performance, which provides reservoir-centric technologies and services; Well Construction, which provides services and products related to designing and constructing a well; and Production Systems, which provides a portfolio of equipment and services including subsurface production systems. |
When researching a stock like Schlumberger, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from SLB Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for SLB stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting SLB RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.