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The Surprising Dance of ChampionX and Schlumberger Stocks Post $8B Merger

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Stock Movement Revelations

ChampionX Corp.Β CHX shares are skyrocketing, whileΒ Schlumberger Ltd.Β SLB stocks are taking a downward turn. The distinct trajectories followed an all-stock deal announcement by the Texas-based companies.

Deal Dynamics

What’s the Buzz: Schlumberger is set to acquire ChampionX, with shareholders slated to receive 0.735 shares of Schlumberger for every ChampionX share held.

Upon the deal’s completion, ChampionX shareholders are expected to possess roughly 9% of Schlumberger’s common shares.

Post-acquisition, Schlumberger anticipates unlocking annual pretax synergies of about $400 million over the initial three years through bolstered revenue and streamlined expenses.

The transaction is earmarked for closure pre-2024, subject to green lights from shareholders and regulatory bodies.

Shareholder Deliverance

Generous Returns: The firm plans to bestow $7 billion upon shareholders in the next biennium.

Schlumberger is amping up its shareholder rewards for 2024, targeting $3 billion, with projections soaring to $4 billion for 2025.

Olivier Le Peuch, SLB’s CEO, expounded, β€œOur fundamental strategy revolves around meeting burgeoning energy needs while hastening decarbonization and emissions curtailment via innovation, scale, and digitalization within our core oil and gas portfolio. This merger will expand SLB’s footprint in the burgeoning and more stable production and recovery sector, deeply harmonizing with our profit-driven, capital-light approach,”

As of December 31, 2023, Schlumberger’s cash reserves and short-term investments tallied at $3.99 billion.

Investment Avenues

Investors eyeing a slice of ChampionX and Schlumberger can dip into Invesco Oil & Gas Services ETFΒ PXJ,Β VanEck Oil Services ETFΒ OIH, andΒ IShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETFΒ IEZ.

Market Performance

Stock Watch: CHX shares are basking in an 8.45% surge, settling at $38.40, while SLB is observing a dip of 2.68% at $53.74 in the latest Tuesday check.

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