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Dan Dicker: Oil-Service Stocks Are Undervalued

As oil prices slipped Friday, commodities trader Dan Dicker saw opportunity in oil-services plays.

“Transocean is all about the legal battle that’s going to go on in Louisiana toward the end of February,” the president of MercBloc said on “Fast Money.”

As fallout from the BPoil spill in the Gulf of Mexico heads to court and a settlement appears imminent, Dicker said the market appears to show support for the issue being resolved Transocean’s favor.

Dicker named Schlumberger his top pick. He said the company reported third-quarter earnings comparable to the rest of the sector, which “really, really underperformed compared to the oil price” — to the tune of about 30 percent lower over the past six months.

“The stocks have a long way to catch up to what have been very sticky oil price, in spite of today’s action,” he said.

Light crude slipped 2 percent to $98.51 per barrel. Brent crude declined 1.23 percent to $110.18.

Other names Dicker liked include Baker Hughes and Helmerich & Payne.

Trader J.J. Kinahan picked Valero.

“They’ve done very well,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of momentum there.”

Steve Grasso of Stuart Frankel said he bought shares in Weatherford, a company looking to increase margins internationally and away from North American exposure.

Two potential headwinds could become factors: Libya production coming back online and Iran’s veiled threats to close the Strait of Hormuz.

“Weatherford can still move up, even with crude moving up,” he said.

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Trader disclosure: On Jan 19, 2011, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Grasso owns ASTM; Grasso owns AVAV; Grasso owns BA; Grasso owns D; Grasso owns LIT; Grasso owns MHY; Grasso owns PFE; Grasso owns PRST; Grasso owns S; Grasso owns WFT; Grasso owns XLU; Dicker is long SLB; Dicker is long BHI; Dicker is long HP; Kinahan is long C; Kinahan is short GS; Kinahan is long XLU; Kinahan is lng CSCO; Kinahan is short YHOO puts; Kinahan is long MSFT; Karabell is long AAPL; Karabell is long IBM; Karabell is long GOOG

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