Schlumberger (SLB) is expected to report earnings on Friday, January 20th, before market open. The whisper number is $0.28, one cent ahead of the analysts' estimate and showing some confidence from the WhisperNumber community.
On Nov. 30th, OPEC agreed to cut crude oil production, sending many energy stocks soaring. This will likely drive up the price of WTI Crude Oil and make many energy companies, such as the 9 discussed in this article, more profitable.
I hope my screed last week about frothy dry bulk carrier stocks persuaded you not to get into that thicket—or to sell out if you had been lured in. The group, led by Dryships, which we sold ages ago, duly crashed.