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  • The Markets Most Undervalued Oil Service Stocks

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CAM, ESV, NOV

    Goldman Sachs recently issued a note to clients, identifying what it believed are the 40 most undervalued stocks on the market at present.

    Three of the most appealing stocks on this list are in the generally undervalued oil & gas drilling and exploration sector.

    Oil & gas drilling and exploration is a sector that will always be in constant demand. Indeed, the sector is extremely strong currently, as of October 2012, there more »

  • When Will Transocean be a Buy?

    By Jason Bond - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, ORIG, RIG

    Since the Gulf of Mexico incident, Transocean (NYSE: RIG) shares have been stuck in neutral. When will shares rally?

    Deepwater Horizon

    Deepwater Horizon, an oil rig run by Transocean and leased by BP, exploded on April 20 2010, killing 11 workers and leaking almost 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. As a consequence of the oil spill, Transocean stock fell from the upper $80's to more »

  • Why You Should Own This Oil Drilling Player

    By Matthew Frankel - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, OII, RIG

    Let me start by saying that I believe in the oil drilling business over the long term. Energy experts have stated that the world’s energy demand will increase fivefold between now and 2050, from 10 Terawatt-hours to 50. While a great deal of demand is likely to be satisfied by cleaner energy sources such as nuclear and solar power, there will still be an enormous demand for fossil fuels more »

  • 3 Cheap Stocks With Good Dividend Yields

    By Anh HOANG - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, DE, ESV

    Since the beginning of the year, the S&P 500 has enjoyed a nice run, returning as much as 18.64%. The S&P 500 is not valued cheaply anymore, with a forward P/E ratio of 14.85. The dividend yield of the overall market stays at 2.10%. In order to beat the market, investors should follow the simple rule: Buy low, sell high, and always have a more »

  • The Top Oilfield-Services Stocks for Your Money

    By Damon Churchwell - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, HP, NOV, SPN

    This is an overview of five oilfield-services stocks, as chosen by way of the CAPS Community screener as part of the broader energy sector. The parameters chosen were as follows:

    1. Long-term debt-to-equity < 100%

    2. EPS growth rate last three years >0

    3. P/E ratio between 10.0 and 15.0

    The resulting firms were those with healthy balance sheets and a recent history of earnings growth. They are more »

  • This Offshore Oil Drilling Contractor Offers a Sustainable Dividend

    By siraj sarwar - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, SDRL, RIG

    Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL) is one of the biggest companies operating deepwater drilling platforms in the entire world and is, therefore, a top choice for investors seeking to enter this market. Its headquarters are located in Norway, but its main operating facility is in Bermuda. From there, Seadrill rents its oil rigs to companies anywhere in the world.

    It is a favorite for investors due to the company's incredible growth more »

  • A Few Reasons Why This Company Can Get Better

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: DO, ESV, NE, RIG

    With its infamously appropriate RIG ticker symbol, Transocean (NYSE: RIG) operates the world's largest fleet of offshore drilling rigs. The company has been on a whirlwind ride over the past few years, thanks to the Deepwater Horizon incident; grossly under-performing the market over the past five years.

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    Thanks in part to this under-performance, billionaire activist Carl Icahn took a stake in the company during 4Q 2012, and now owns more »

  • How Oilfield-Services Stocks Can Bolster Your Returns

    By Damon Churchwell - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, NE, SLB, RIG

    Don't let pressured stock prices in the oilfield-services sector deter you from considering them to be good long-term holdings. Crude oil prices have been hovering above $90 a barrel, spurring demand from the major oil and gas companies for drilling equipment. In the past, prices of above $80 had been conducive to the drilling of new wells. Selecting holdings from the oilfield-services industry will require an overview of the more »

  • Why This Driller Looks Attractive Despite Its Recent Rally

    By Piyush Arora - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, SDRL, RIG

    Crude prices have been hovering around the $100 mark for most of the year, which has made oil exploration a profitable affair (again). But hydrocarbon land reserves are depleting while inflationary pressures are adding up. This has made exploration of high margin oil fields almost a necessity.

    This is one of the reasons why Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL) has been growing rapidly, despite having a debt ridden balance sheet.

    Hefty dividends more »

  • How Safe Are the Dividends of These 3 Oil Drillers?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, HP, NBR

    Personally, I believe that one of the cheapest sectors in the market right now is the oil services sector, including oil and gas drilling companies.  Recently, these drillers have been sold-off as investors are concerned that the the number of hydrocarbon wells being drilled in the US is starting to fall, as the shale oil boom could be reaching its peak.

    However, these companies could be due for a positive more »

  • These 3 Oil and Gas Drillers Offer Yield and Value

    By Ryan Glosier - June 9, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, SDRL, RIG

    One sector that the market may be undervaluing amid the run-up in stock prices year-to-date is oil and gas exploration and drilling names. A scan searching for large-cap stocks yielding more than 3% and trading at a forward P/E of less than 15 and a PEG ratio of less than 1 turned up 10 different names. Of them, three were oil and gas exploration and drilling companies.

    These stocks more »

  • Suddenly This Becomes a Dividend Play

    By Mark Holder - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, HP, NBR, RIG

    Prior to June 5, Helmerich & Payne (NYSE: HP) was seen as a solidly run contract drilling firm with a small dividend. The company made a surprising announcement that it would dramatically increase the yield making the stock interesting for the yield now. Or maybe it wasn’t that surprising considering the expected influx of cash and a strong balance sheet.

    The company operates primarily as a contract drilling firm with more »

  • As Brent Stays Over $100, the Deepwater Drillers Remain Attractive

    By Mark Holder - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: ATW, ESV, NE, PACD

    While investors remain focused on surging domestic oil production, the market is missing that global oil prices remain high. With Brent trading over $100, the deepwater drillers provide attractive investment options with PE ratios below 10.

    Some of the leading drillers include Ensco (NYSE: ESV), Noble (NYSE: NE), and Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW) along with speculative Pacific Drilling (NYSE: PACD).  Other investors may prefer the high yielding SeaDrill Limited or more »

  • Greenlight Capital's Dividend Stock Picks

    By Aubrey Tabuga - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: AET, ESV, MSFT, STX

    Greenlight Capital is a fund-management firm led by David Einhorn, one of the most successful managers of the past decade. Despite Greenlight's rather low return of 6.1% in the first quarter compared to the S&P 500’s 10%, the firm’s performance has been on par with that of many rivals, including William Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital. The manager’s picks in terms of dividend stocks more »

  • Buy This Offshore Driller for Major Dividend Upside

    By Piyush Arora - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, SDRL, RIG

    Shares of offshore drilling companies have been under pressure lately, mainly due to weaker oil prices and ordinary guidance provided by National Oilwell. But with the recovering major global economies and the political standoffs in Middle East, crude prices are expected to head north over the longer run.

    Naturally, oil exploration activities would follow crude prices, and the leading drilling companies including Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL), Ensco. (NYSE: ESV) and Transocean more »

  • Hedge Fund Takes 8.3% Stake in This Offshore Driller

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 21, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, NE, RIG

    According to a 13G filed with the SEC, Jeffrey Tannenbaum’s Fir Tree owned 21 million shares of Noble Corp (NYSE: NE), a $9.1 billion market cap contract offshore driller operating globally. This looks to have been a very big move for Fir Tree: the hedge fund had not owned any shares of Noble as of the end of December, per its 13F filing, and the size of this more »

  • Hedge Fund Takes 8.3 % Stake in This Offshore Driller

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, NE, RIG

    According to a 13G filed with the SEC, Jeffrey Tannenbaum’s Fir Tree owned 21 million shares of Noble Corp (NYSE: NE), a $9.1 billion market cap contract offshore driller operating globally. This looks to have been a very big move for Fir Tree: the hedge fund had not owned any shares of Noble as of the end of December, per its 13F filing, and the size of this more »

  • A Potential 8% Yield for Transocean

    By Anh HOANG - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: ESV, NE, RIG

    Carl Icahn, one of the most famous billionaire activist investors in the world, has accumulated more than 20.1 million shares in one of the biggest global drilling-services companies in the world, Transocean (NYSE: RIG). At the moment, he is the owner of an approximate 5.4% stake in this company.

    Icahn recently sent an open letter to the company’s shareholders, urging them to vote for his proposal to more »

  • Dividend Stock Ideas From Todd Veredus' Portfolio

    By Aubrey Tabuga - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: BLK, ESV, PM, UNP

    If you are on the lookout for solid dividend growth and great fundamentals, consider these dividend stocks I picked from the portfolio of Todd Veredus Asset Management, a fund with over $3 billion in assets under management.

    These stocks’ annualized dividend payments have been growing at double-digit rates. Their performances in terms of revenue growth and profitability are all impressive. Most have a payout ratio below 40% based on cash more »

  • Dividend Stocks Ideas from Todd Veredus Portfolio

    By Aubrey Tabuga - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: BLK, ESV, PM, UNP

    If you are on the lookout for solid dividend growth performances and great fundamental conditions, consider these dividend stocks I picked from the portfolio of Todd Veredus Asset Management Llc, a fund manager with over $3 billion assets under management. These stocks’ annualized dividend payments have been growing at double-digit rates. Their performances in terms of revenue growth and profitability are all impressive. All have below 40% payout ratio based more »

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