DO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Loews Pinned at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    We have retained our Neutral recommendation on Loews Corporation based on its soft first-quarter 2013 results, wherein the ...
  2. StreetAuthority's Most Popular Stock Picks of 2012

    January 9, 2013
    The past year was a profitable one for most investors: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose nearly 10%, while the S&P 5 ...
  3. Seadrill, Husky in Rig Deal - Analyst Blog

    November 14, 2012
    Norwegian oilfield service firm Seadrill Limited (SDRL) received a contract for newbuild rig West Mira from Husky Energy ...
  4. ENSCO Among Energy's Biggest Movers on November 8, 2012

    November 8, 2012
    The Nasdaq has declined 0.5%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.2% and the Dow is trading down 0.2%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  5. 4 Dividend Stocks That Could Wreck Your Retirement

    October 5, 2012
    With interest rates at historic lows, retirees and other income investors are more likely than ever to fall into a dangerous ...
  6. SeaDrill Sets $600M Drillship Order - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    Hamilton, Bermuda-based drilling firm SeaDrill Limited (SDRL) has inked a turnkey contract to build an ultra-deepwater drill ...
  7. Seadrill Has What Big Oil Badly Needs

    August 30, 2012
    Seadrill continues to leverage a tight market for drilling rigs.
  8. Loews Downgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    We are downgrading Loews Corporation L) to Neutral from Outperform on the back of disappointing second quarter results. Earnings ...
  9. Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on July 19, 2012

    July 19, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading up 1.1%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.3% and the Dow has increased 0.3%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  10. Improving Offshore Activity Bodes Well For Tidewater

    May 24, 2012
    While the service and supply side of offshore energy will probably always lag drilling, in terms of investor interest, Tidewater ...
  11. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Baker Hughes, Transocean, ...

    May 9, 2012
    For Immediate Release Chicago, IL - May 9, 2012 - Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. ...
  12. Nat Gas Drilling Hits New 10-Yr Low - Analyst Blog

    May 8, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a rise in the U.S. rig count ...
  13. A Look At The Baby Berkshires

    March 9, 2012
    Using value investing principals, Warren Buffet has turned Berkshire Hathaway into a model of success and made his shareholders ...
  14. Is DryShips' Shipping Business Really Worthless?

    February 28, 2012
    DryShips' shipping business is hurting, but the company may still be worth more than the valuation suggests.
  15. What To Buy On Market Dips

    December 14, 2011
    When purchased at attractive prices, not a lot has to happen for the investment to deliver a satisfactory result.
  16. Seadrill – The Driller For Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    November 30, 2011
    Seadrill is heavily leveraged to an offshore recovery and carries above-average risk from a disappointment.
  17. Transocean Puts Billions To Work

    August 17, 2011
    Transocean makes a selective, but very strategic, acquisition.
  18. 6 Agricultural Names to Feed the World

    July 30, 2011
    Ramesh Gulati is eyeing companies equipped to meet infrastructure needs in the agricultural sector. In today's interview, ...
  19. Noble Optimistic On Recovery

    July 28, 2011
    Noble Corp revealed some issues in its second quarter of 2011 conference call, but still remains optimistic on a recovery.
  20. 3 Reasons To Own Loews

    May 12, 2011
    Since February 2009 Loews is up 111% compared to 83% for the DJ US Total Stock Market Index. Is it still a buy?
  21. Ensco Ready For The Future

    April 26, 2011
    Oil drilling's best fundamental outlook comes from deepwater drilling, and that could put Ensco in a sweet spot for years ...
  22. Ensco Digs Deep To Go Deep

    February 9, 2011
    Ensco pays up to become the #2 player in deepwater drilling.
  23. Why Transocean Will Recover

    August 5, 2010
    Transocean's stock has taken a beating since the Macondo disaster, but the quality of company should make the stock a long-term ...
  24. All Clear In Energy Services?

    April 28, 2010
    Schlumberger's management talked about a bottom in energy services, but do fundamentals matter in the face of energy prices?
  25. Offshore Rig Update

    February 24, 2010
    An update on the offshore rig count and the future projections for this industry.
  26. Fall In Oil Service Costs Not Over Yet

    June 17, 2009
    Oil service and drilling costs continue to fall, and there is no sign that it is stabilizing.
  27. Plains Exploration Primed For '09

    March 19, 2009
    Plains Exploration's relatively low debt and current exploration projects make it a promising firm in the oil and gas industry.
  28. Bargain Shopping At Loews

    February 20, 2009
    This company's big Q4 losses reveal a company ready to take advantage of the down economy and a well-priced opportunity for ...
  29. Pride International Transitions To Deep Water

    January 22, 2009
    PDE spins off its shallow water assets and takes the plunge into deep water drilling. Will it uncover shareholder returns?
  30. Offshore Drillers Staying Afloat

    January 15, 2009
    Recent contract cancellations show that backlogs don't always lead to revenue for drillers.
  31. Poking Holes (RIG, DO, PDE)

    March 20, 2007
    A look at three companies of different size, all drilling for oil under water.
  32. Do It Deeper (GSF, RIG, DO, NE)

    September 1, 2006
    Despite very strong fundamentals, share in the offshore oil drillers have languished so far this year. Why are investors ...
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