Today, crude oil is tumbling lower by more than 2.0 percent to $45.75 a barrel. The recent fall in oil prices has certainly hurt many of the leading energy stocks. The oil services sector has been hit particularly hard recently. This industry group can be followed by tracking the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSEARCA:OIH). This ETF is now nearing major support on the charts.
One leading oil services stock that has fallen sharply has been Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). This stock has been falling since the start of 2017 when it traded as high as $87.84 a share. Today, SLB stock is trading around $70.55 a share. This stock has a very attractive support level around the $70.00 area. This is an area where the stock broke out in January 2016. Often, past breakout points are very good support levels when retested.