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Oil Services Stocks: 'Huge' Growth Ahead

Brooke Sopelsa,|Writer/Producer
Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

Tim Parker, an energy analyst at T. Rowe Price, says his best picks are global oil services firms.

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“I think they’re best positioned over the next couple of years, because...there’s huge growth in the number of deep water rigs on the way. There will be a doubling of the deep-water rig fleet, and service companies care about that, because their highest margin (and) highest revenue opportunities tend to be on these deep-water projects.”

Recommendations:

Parker likes Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Halliburton . He says these companies are likely to see very strong earnings growth – in the mid to high 20s – for the next few years.

Parker also recommended Exxon Mobil and Chevron , which he says are cheap right now.

Disclosures:

Disclosure information was not immediately available for Parker or his company.

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