Oil Services Get Drilled
The highly popular and important oil services stocks have been weak relative the major stock indexes since late February 2012. This morning, the Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSEARCA:OIH) is trading lower by 0.97 cents to $42.02 a share. It is important to note that the OIH is now trading below the daily chart 50, and 200 moving averages. This chart position puts this sector in a weak technical formation on the charts at this time. Short term traders can watch for intra-day support around the $41.30 area.
Some leading oil services stocks that are declining lower this morning include Halliburton Co (NYSE:HAL), Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB), and Baker Hughes Inc (NYSE:BHI). All of these stocks are trading very much in tandem with the OIH at this time.