Profits rise for oil services companies

Higher commodity prices invariably spur producers to increase spending on new projects and to up their output. That frequently leads to the oversupply of the commodity and, eventually, lower prices.
The energy industry is no exception. Between 2002 and mid-2014, when oil prices were high, producers… Read More

Precision ups its capital spending

PRECISION DRILLING CORP. $4.65 (Toronto symbol PD; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resource sector; Shares outstanding: 293.2 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.0; Dividend suspended in March 2016; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.precisiondrilling.com) provides contract drilling services to land-based oil and gas producers, mainly in North America.
Revenue… Read More