• A Safer Way To Invest In Oil

    By Joshua Bondy - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: HAL, SLB, SDRL

    Mexico has a problem. Its oil exports are falling, and the government needs to boost production. In an earlier time it was perfectly normal for a nation to auction off ownership of its oil assets to foreign companies in order to expand production, but now governments like Mexico, Brazil, and others prefer to maintain ownership and contract out the drilling work. By investing in quality oil and gas service companies more »

  • 3 Sizzling Oil and Gas Drilling Stocks

    By Hussain Asghar - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: NE, SDRL, RIG

    Companies involved in the oil and gas drilling industry are involved in developing oil and gas fields. Their primary activities are exploration and production of crude oil and gas. Global demand for energy continues to grow, especially in emerging markets such as China and India. Oil and gas are found in inhospitable areas such as deep water, arctic regions, and politically volatile areas of the world. With the rise in more »

  • Invest in Europe, the Smart Way

    By Joshua Bondy - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: SDRL, STO, YNDX

    Europe is a heavyweight in the global economy, but the euro is suffocating the European Union. Spain's unemployment rate recently reached 26.9%, while Greece is at 27.2%. Even Germany's future is looking grim. Its export machine is slowing down with low growth forecasts in China and Europe. In the midst of the storm, Norway and Russia are exceptions to the rule with their own currencies and more »

  • Three High Dividend Stocks With High Earnings Growth

    By Shahida Humayun - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: KNOP, NTI, SDRL

    It is always nice to have a combination of high dividend and high growth stocks in one’s portfolio. Things get better if certain stocks possess both qualities. This article discusses three high dividend stocks, which also have high growth prospects over the next few years.

    Northern Tier Energy LP (NYSE: NTI) is an independent downstream energy limited partnership with refining, retail and pipeline operations in the United States. Northern more »

  • 3 Dividend Stocks With High Revenue Visibility

    By Anjum Khan - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: SDRL, TOO, TNH

    The current economic condition favors high dividend paying companies as a better investment than bonds, as inflationary conditions continue to erode the value of a bond. This article discusses three such companies, which also have high revenue visibility making them a safe investment option.

    Undervalued dividend stock

    Seadrill Limited (NYSE:SDRL) is an offshore deep-water drilling company. The company operates a fleet of 57 units that consists of drillships, jack-ups more »

  • 3 Ways to Profit From Offshore Drilling

    By Robert Zimmerman - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BRS, GLF, SDRL

    The Macondo oil rig disaster caused a temporary cessation of new oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. Since the moratorium was lifted, the Gulf has become a hotbed of exploration activities. With this new activity, there’s money to be made and here are three companies to consider.

    Young fleet, big orders

    Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL) owns and leases drilling ships (or units) used to tap into offshore oil and more »

  • Should You Invest in Off-Shore Drilling Companies?

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: RDC, SDRL, RIG

    The off-shore drilling industry has prospered over the past few years as the companies look to replace depleting reserves. As a result of increased focus on off-shore drilling, the prospects for drilling companies like Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL), Transocean (NYSE: RIG), and Rowan Companies (NYSE: RDC) have become extremely bright.

    These companies have been growing at a phenomenal rate, and expected growth in the industry will help these companies maintain high more »

  • Invest Alongside Management

    By Nick Pugleasa - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, SDRL, BKE

    When investing, I usually gravitate toward companies with high insider ownership, as I view this as one of the most important characteristics of a superior investment. My thought is that these leaders will have an even greater incentive to do what is best for the business - translating into delivering value to shareholders.

    Why does it matter?

    Think of it this way, by being a shareholder you have wealth that depends more »

  • Why Aren't You Investing in Oil?

    By Robinson Roacho - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: COP, PBR, SDRL

    Oil prices rose sharply in response to global supply concerns in the Suez Canal in Egypt. However, things seem to have gone back to normal since the army has control of the country and is not likely to allow any disturbance gone unpunished. Therefore, I would expect prices to fall back to high $90s in the interim. Weaker prices may push down these stocks to lower levels, and investors should 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 »

  • 4 More Oilfield Services Stocks to Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: BHI, HLX, RDC, SDRL

    It appears that demand for oil drilling equipment in the Gulf of Mexico and other regions, such as Brazil, is on the rise, as the second half of 2013 commences. As such, rig utilization and pricing increases might well support earnings of oilfield service providers. At the same time, the shares of many of these entities are trading at subdued valuations, and this could be a good opportunity to add more »

  • Is Transocean as Good a Buy as it Seems?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: DO, NE, SDRL, RIG

    Offshore driller Transocean (NYSE: RIG) has not been earning much money over the last year compared to its market capitalization of $17 billion, but the company experienced a decent first quarter and Wall Street analysts are highly optimistic about its future. Consensus forecasts predict that Transocean will earn over $6 per share in 2014, making for a forward earnings multiple of only 8 -- clearly in value territory. With earnings expected more »

  • Why You Should Invest in These 3 Oil Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CVE, PBR, SDRL

    Per an Energy Information Administration report, it is expected that oil production in the current year will be around 89.89 million barrels per day (bbl/d), while the global consumption of oil will reach 90.03 million bbl/d. Furthermore, production will surge to 91.22 million bbl/d, to match the consumption of 91.40 million bbl/d in 2014. 

    Looking at the dynamics of production and 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 »

  • A Rundown of 3 Oil Drillers

    By Rupert Hargreaves - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: ATW, RDC, SDRL

    The oil services sector could be one of the cheapest sectors in the market right now. Many oil-service companies are now trading on earnings multiples less than half of the market average and two of the four oil and gas drillers in the S&P 500 are trading below the value of their assets.

    This presents an opportunity for investment; a drilling company that is trading for less than the 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 »

  • Hedge Fund Y/Cap Management’s Top Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: BP, FCX, FTR, RLGY, SDRL

    Y/Cap Management is a business unit of Yield Capital Partners, which was founded by Richard Haydon in 2009. As might be inferred from the name of its parent, Y/Cap often invests in income stocks on the theory that structural factors in the market will lead to return on equities coming predominantly in the form of dividends as opposed to capital gains. The fund has also taken large positions more »

  • Buying on Weakness for This Offshore Drilling Provider

    By Nick Chiu - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: NE, SDRL, RIG

    Transocean (NYSE: RIG) owns the world's largest deepwater and ultra-deepwater drilling fleets and provides offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells internationally. Smart investors are patient and focus on the big trend for the long term. Despite the disappointing numbers, Transocean presents a good opportunity to buy on weakness to ride the uprising trend for offshore drilling while the company continues to maintain a strong backlog and more »

  • 3 Companies Drilling OPEC's Coffin

    By Robert Zimmerman - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: NE, SDRL, RIG

    Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly referred to Noble Corp as Noble Energy. The error has been corrected below.

    Oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico continues its upward momentum in all aspects. By some estimates, the Gulf could yield 2.5 BOE/day. Given that the US imports about 4 million BOE/day from OPEC countries, Gulf of Mexico oil could seriously hurt OPEC imports more »

  • Which Deepwater Play Will Line Your Pockets?

    By Jordan Wathen - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: SDRL, RIG

    Deepwater drilling is overshadowed by onshore oil and natural gas plays, but the profits are still very real.

    Two major players get the bulk of attention from investors. On one hand, there is the older and more experienced Transocean (NYSE: RIG). On another hand is Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL), a new company backed by one of the John Fredriksen, a veteran of the oil container shipping business.

    What's the Difference more »

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