Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the world's biggest oilfield service provider Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Schlumberger's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Schlumberger facts


Headquarters (Founded)

Houston, Texas (1927)

Market Cap

$78.6 billion


Oil and Gas Equipment and Services

TTM Revenue

$25.2 billion


CEO Andrew Gould (since 2003)

CFO Simon Ayat (since 2007)

Return on Capital (average last three years)



Halliburton (NYSE:HAL),

Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI)

CAPS members bullish on SLB also bullish on

Transocean (NYSE:RIG),


CAPS members bearish on SLB also bearish on

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM),

Chevron (NYSE:CVX)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 459 of the 479 All-Star members who have rated Schlumberger -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include saunafool and DemonDoug, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Last month, saunafool wrote that at "this point, the oil & gas services sector is beaten into the ground, just because oil has fallen to $90/bbl. It would have to fall to $40/bbl before these folks see even the slightest slowdown in activity."

A pitch from DemonDoug just a day earlier shares that bullish attitude, highlighting Schlumberger's beaten-down price as a bargain opportunity:

I firmly believe that oil and materials have bottom in 9/08, and this is the time to go long on good solid companies that will benefit from a weak dollar policy with too many dollars chasing too few hard assets. SLB has a long history of good quality service and is respected globally for their quality, thumbs up.

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