Transocean, Inc.

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Carl Icahn's Favorite Companies

    By Jason Bond - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: HLF, NFLX, RIG

    Hedge fund legend Carl Icahn is reportedly part of the original inspiration for Gordon Gekko, the ruthless antagonist in the 1987 film Wall Street. Like Gekko, Icahn is known for his corporate activism, financial acuity, and great wealth. Without further ado, here are three companies that Carl Icahn really likes.

    The multilevel marketer

    Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) is a multilevel marketer that sells weight loss and nutrition supplies. In December 2012 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 »

  • After Earnings, Is BP Finally on its Way Back to Health?

    By Bob Ciura - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BP, TOT, RIG

    The trial of BP (NYSE: BP) and Transocean (NYSE: RIG), the operator and owner of the rig that tragically exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, continues its proceedings. Three years after the explosion, both stocks still suffer the stigma of the oil spill, and both companies are likely to face further financial penalties.

    With BP’s recent earnings in the rearview mirror, investors are looking for any reason 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Don’t Miss Out on These Oil & Gas Drilling Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: DO, NE, RIG

    According to Barclays, global spending on oil exploration and production is expected to rise from $604 billion in the previous year, to around $644 billion in the current year. This will be driven by an upsurge in the capex of the oil companies, that are expected to increase by 9% this year. Global rig delivery in 2013 is estimated to be around 62, which was just 33 in the previous 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 »

  • Off-Shore Drilling Companies: Performance Review

    By Vanina Egea - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: DO, NE, RIG

    US oil production has been growing at an astonishing rate. US Oil production increased 14% last year, reaching 8.9 million barrels per day, reverting the declining production of previous years. This oil production revolution has given offshore drilling companies a new and fundamental role in the oil and gas industry.

    Let’s see what was the performance of three big drilling companies in the past months: Diamond Offshore (NYSE: DOmore »)

  • Billionaire Steven Cohen’s High Upside Potential Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, KORS, SM, RIG, VC

    While the price-to-earnings multiple is a common value metric, one drawback is that it does not account for future earnings growth. A way to correct for this is to use the PEG ratio, which includes both the P/E multiple and analysts' expectations for future growth, although in turn, there is often a good deal of inaccuracy in analyst forecasts.

    We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds more »

  • Billionaire Louis Bacon’s New Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: DELL, LOW, MS, TWX, RIG

    We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds, including billionaire Louis Bacon’s Moore Global. Even though the information in 13Fs is a bit old, there are still a few ways for investors to use it. For one, we’ve found that it’s possible to develop investment strategies based on hedge fund activity--one example is our finding that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds more »

  • Fat Dividends for Lean Times

    By David Mercer - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: PM, RDS-B, RIG

    Amidst tough economic times it's critical that investors produce significant passive income. In this post we'll examine several dividend stocks that meet specific income-producing criteria, expand upon current market opportunities, and offer growth potential to investors. By doing so, investors will be better able to analyze potential investment opportunities, as well as acquire knowledge of key stock metrics.

    The first of these, Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B), offers 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 »

  • A Great Play on the Increasing Need for Energy

    By Matthew Frankel - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: BP, DO, RIG

    Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE: DO) is a contract driller of offshore oil and gas wells and currently owns 44 mobile offshore drilling rigs operating all over the world. While Diamond (and others like it) may experience some short-term volatility due to the unpredictability of oil and gas prices and the constantly changing drilling policies of different countries, over the long run Diamond should be a winner. With world energy demand more »

  • Investing in Inflation

    By Chris Johnson - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: DBO, GLD, RIG, USO

    With the FOMC wrapping up their two day meeting on Wednesday and announcing the future outlook of the quantitative easing program, the idea of inflation is particularly elevated in the minds of investors. A quick glance at the overall inflation numbers might suggest there is little reason to worry, but the adage “a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow” has been around for decades, and economics teaches 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 »

  • Billionaire Carl Icahn's Campaigns

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, HLF, NFLX, RIG

    Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is a famous corporate raider, and he's running a number of high-profile campaigns all at one time. With personal wealth of some $17 billion, Icahn has plenty of capital to throw around. Icahn believes that "consensus thinking is generally wrong; if you go with a trend, the momentum always falls apart on you, so I buy companies that are not glamorous and usually out 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 »

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