RIG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

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  4. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  5. BP to Appeal Over Deepwater Payouts - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    BP plc announced that it would appeal in a U.S. court over settlement payments relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil ...
  6. U.S. Rig Count Falls by 11 - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Number of rigs searching for oil and gas in U.S. was down by 11 from the previous week to 1,748.
  7. Natural Gas Rig Count: A New 18-Yr Low - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Number of rigs searching for natural gas in U.S. fell to their lowest level since Jun 16, 1995.
  8. Transocean Updates Fleet Summary - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Offshore drilling giant, Transocean Ltd. recently issued a Fleet Update Summary for the period commencing May 15, 2013 to ...
  9. U.S. Rig Count Falls by 6 - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Number of rigs searching for oil and gas in U.S. was down by 6 from the previous week to 1,765.
  10. Seadrill Still In Motion, But Delivering Better Utilization And ...

    May 28, 2013
    Still an aggressively-run company, Seadrill offers highly leveraged exposure to the growing offshore drilling market.
  11. Hercules Offshore Seeing Better Days In The Gulf

    February 13, 2013
    Hercules Offshore has clearly rebounded strongly from the bottom of the cycle.
  12. U.S. Rig Count Falls by 5 - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  13. U.S. Rig Count Falls by 12 - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  14. RIG Delivers Transocean Marianas - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Offshore drilling giant Transocean Ltd. (RIG) has delivered its deep water floater Transocean Marianas to HRT Participações ...
  15. U.S. Rig Count Down by a Unit - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  16. Can Atwood Keep The Positive News Flowing In 2013?

    January 8, 2013
    Atwood has a high-quality fleet, but valuation is already pretty high quality as well.
  17. U.S. Rig Count in Freefall - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  18. Big Drop in U.S. Rig Count - Analyst Blog

    December 26, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  19. U.S. Rig Count Inches Down - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  20. Noble Inks $79M Rig Sale Deals - Analyst Blog

    December 11, 2012
    Noble Corporation (NE) inked a pair of agreements for the sale of jackup rigs. The total consideration of the transactions ...
  21. U.S. Rig Count Falls Again - Analyst Blog

    December 11, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  22. U.S. Rig Count Falls by 6 - Analyst Blog

    December 5, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  23. U.S. Rig Count Rises by 8 - Analyst Blog

    November 28, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a rise in the U.S. rig count ...
  24. U.S. Rig Count Rises by 3 - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a rise in the U.S. rig count ...
  25. U.S. Rig Count Rises to 1806 - Analyst Blog

    November 14, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a rise in the U.S. rig count ...
  26. U.S. Rig Count Falls by 26 - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  27. Noble 3Q Profit Dips on Delays - Analyst Blog

    October 18, 2012
    Leading contract drilling company, Noble Corporation (NE) reported third quarter 2012 earnings of 45 cents per share, failing ...
  28. U.S. Rig Count Falls by 11 - Analyst Blog

    October 9, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  29. U.S. Drilling Rig Count Dips Further - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  30. Does A Shake-Up At Seadrill Really Change Anything?

    October 3, 2012
    Seadrill's changes sound bigger than they likely are. The nature of Seadrill's management structure should mitigate some ...
  31. EOG and Other Big Movers In Energy on October 1, 2012

    October 1, 2012
    The market is having a good day so far: the Nasdaq has risen 0.7%; the S&P 500 is up 1%; and the Dow has moved up 1.1%. The ...
  32. U.S. Drilling Rig Count Down to 1859 - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  33. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending September 14, 2012

    September 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has resumed most of the Gulf of Mexico production shut-in by Hurricane Isaac and renewed its search ...
  34. U.S. Rig Count Holds Steady at 1864 - Analyst Blog

    September 18, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported an unchanged U.S. rig count ...
  35. U.S. Rig Count: Freefall Continues - Analyst Blog

    September 11, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  36. Seadrill Has What Big Oil Badly Needs

    August 30, 2012
    Seadrill continues to leverage a tight market for drilling rigs.
  37. Transocean and More Big Movers in Energy Today

    August 16, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 0.8%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.3% and the Dow is trading up 0.3%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  38. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  39. Noble's 2Q Profit Gallops - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    Leading contract drilling company, Noble Corporation (NE) reported adjusted second quarter 2012 earnings of 59 cents per ...
  40. Stock Market News for July 9, 2012 - Market News

    July 9, 2012
    Discouraging U.S. nonfarm payroll data dragged the benchmarks to sharp losses on Friday. This was the third straight time ...
  41. Natural Gas Drilling Hits 13-Yr Low - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  42. Natural Gas Rig Count Plummets - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  43. Oil, Gas Rig Counts Move Apart - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a rise in the U.S. rig count ...
  44. Is Second Place Good Enough For Petrobras Investors?

    June 1, 2012
    Petrobras has substantial reserve potential, but also rampant government interference. Investors looking for a cheaper (albeit ...
  45. Growth Stocks To Watch

    June 1, 2012
    When a company achieves quality growth, it will almost always create value. The key for an investor is to not overpay for ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. Will Seadrill's Aggressiveness Pay Off?

    May 16, 2012
    Seadrill is banking heavily on a multi-year boom in deepwater drilling.
  48. 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 ...
  49. Land, Sea, Oil Or Gas – National Oilwell Varco Wins

    April 12, 2012
    National Oilwell Varco is a one-size-fits-all energy play.
  50. Pluck These Dividends

    April 12, 2012
    With today's current historic low rates, the opportunity to own high quality equities with bond like yields will not be a ...
  51. This Driller Is Where the Action Is

    March 28, 2012
    When new drilling operations launch in this new age of unconventional drilling, it pays to be at the front of the pack...like ...
  52. 7 Blue Ribbons from the Energy Patch

    March 27, 2012
    Energy is always a hard sector to sort out since there are so many specialized sectors…and when one is hitting, others ...
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. The Haunted Houses Investors Won't Enter

    October 28, 2011
    Investors' fear to even consider that certain investments can limit gains and diversification.
  56. When Times Are Tough, Should Investors Go Swiss?

    September 15, 2011
    Swiss stocks may offer a more conservative hiding place.
  57. DryShips Still Leaking

    September 2, 2011
    The drybulk market is miserable, but DryShips is eeking through it.
  58. Dividend Yields That Just Got Juicer

    August 18, 2011
    For those companies that pay dividends, the inverse relationship between stock price and dividend yield has created some ...
  59. 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, ...
  60. 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.
  61. Noble Corporation - Fleet Summary

    July 4, 2011
    Noble Corporation held an analyst day recently and highlighted its large fleet of offshore rigs. The company also has 11 ...
  62. Good Dividend Stocks For Patient Investors

    June 21, 2011
    These stocks sport dividends that will likely trump Treasuries by a wide margin over the next 5-10 years.
  63. John Paulson's Q1 Buys

    June 2, 2011
    We take a peek at Paulson and Company's holdings to see some stocks John Paulson has bought.
  64. Joy Global Fills A Gap

    May 17, 2011
    Joy Global's deal with Rowan will expand its product line and broaden its market exposure.
  65. 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 ...
  66. This HERO's Tale Unfortunately Common

    April 11, 2011
    Accusations of bribery against HERO highlight just how common these practices still are.
  67. Value-Creating Growth Stocks To Watch

    March 15, 2011
    When a company achieves quality growth, it will almost always create value. The key for an investor is to not overpay for ...
  68. 3 Value-Creating Growth Stocks

    February 10, 2011
    When a company achieves quality growth, it will almost always create value. The key for an investor is to not overpay for ...
  69. Ensco Digs Deep To Go Deep

    February 9, 2011
    Ensco pays up to become the #2 player in deepwater drilling.
  70. Diamond Offshore Goes Deep

    January 21, 2011
    Though Diamond Offshore's stock value is half of what it was just three years ago, patience will be an investor's virtue ...
  71. Halliburton Wins - And Loses

    October 19, 2010
    Halliburton did just fine, but overheated expectations are bad for the stock.
  72. The Great Oil Spill Of 2010 - Let The Finger Pointing Begin

    September 13, 2010
    The BP report on the Macondo oil well spill was released, and it painted a broad brush on culpability for the accident.
  73. A Strong And Noble Driller

    September 13, 2010
    Relative to its future growth potential, Noble shares look incredibly attractive.
  74. BP Quietly Hits A Grim Milestone

    September 8, 2010
    BP has brought the oil leak to an end, but the financial ramifications go on.
  75. Are These Dividends For Real?

    September 2, 2010
    Dividends only pay off for the patient investor.
  76. Hurry Up And Wait For Petrobras Investors

    August 18, 2010
    Petrobras is posting middling performance, but all eyes are on the future.
  77. Offshore Drilling Will Change And That's Good For Cameron

    August 6, 2010
    Cameron stands poised to benefit from a newfound respect for the dangers of substandard offshore energy equipment.
  78. Drilling For Value

    July 28, 2010
    As a peer group, the major oil drilling rig contractors trade under 10 times earnings, and these earnings today are likely ...
  79. Halliburton Sets A High Bar

    July 20, 2010
    Halliburton's results reflect the strong drilling activity going on around America.
  80. Black Sea Sees Exploration Interest

    June 22, 2010
    Black Sea is seeing exploration interest from the oil and gas industry as the area has been under explored relative to other ...
  81. E&P Spending Still Set To Move Higher In 2010

    June 18, 2010
    Despite the moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed in the wake of the BP oil spill, capital spending by the exploration ...
  82. BP Share Price A Steal?

    June 15, 2010
    BP's valuation has been unduly punished and represents a very interesting risk/reward tradeoff for brave investors.
  83. Energy Companies Hurt By Deepwater Moratorium

    June 7, 2010
    The moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico will impact production and reserve growth going forward for many.
  84. Insurers Caught In The Spill

    May 28, 2010
    With billions on the line, will the Gulf oil spill change how insurers approach risky underwriting?
  85. 4 Large Cap Fire Sales

    May 28, 2010
    These large cap stocks are on sale and highly undervalued.
  86. Gulf Oil Spill Collateral Damage

    May 21, 2010
    The publicly traded energy companies directly involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are well known, but other non-energy ...
  87. Offshore Wind Energy A Reality

    May 17, 2010
    The approval of the Cape May wind project in the United States could usher in a new era of offshore wind projects.
  88. Companies Affected By The Oil Spill

    May 14, 2010
    Whether in a positive or a negative way, these companies are feeling the effects of the recent oil rig explosion.
  89. The Great Oil Spill Of 2010

    May 4, 2010
    The Great Oil Spill of 2010 is an environmental disaster but also has a financial impact on many publicly traded companies.
  90. 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?
  91. If You Can't Beat 'Em, Buy 'Em

    April 15, 2010
    Are a few deals the herald for a wave of M&A activity in energy?
  92. Big News In Energy

    February 24, 2010
    News investors might have missed during energy earnings season.
  93. Profit From The Mizzou Playbook

    February 2, 2010
    University of Missouri Business School's real money investment fund appears to be doing quite well. Here's a look at its ...
  94. Ensco International's Fleet Expansion Rolls On

    January 27, 2010
    Ensco International will see several deliveries of new rigs over the next few years, at a time when the market is flooded ...
  95. Opportunities In The Oil Patch Beyond The Majors

    January 22, 2010
    A look at a few of the less-heralded oil names that may be poised to deliver gushing returns to investors in 2010.
  96. Play Iraqi Oil Development With Oil Service Companies

    January 19, 2010
    Iraqi oil field development over the next decade will generate billions in revenue for oil service companies, no matter which ...
  97. 4 Promising Stocks From The Cooperman Portfolio

    November 9, 2009
    Leon Cooperman is one of the great value investors according to Forbes. We look at four stocks from his portfolio.
  98. Oil Stocks On The Mend

    November 2, 2009
    More oil earnings are set to be released. What will the numbers mean going forward?
  99. Vantage Drilling A Ground Floor Opportunity

    September 21, 2009
    Vantage Drilling Company is a drilling company that might represent an investment opportuity for those with a higher risk ...
  100. Two Spinoffs Worth Following

    August 27, 2009
    Investment opportunities can occur when a company does a spinoff. Here are two spinoffs worth a look.
  101. The Five Best Oil Stocks In The First-Half Of '09

    June 22, 2009
    The top five oil stocks with market caps above 10 billion through the first-half of 2009.
  102. Deep Offshore Rig Companies Drilling The Competition

    May 18, 2009
    The backlog of long-term contracts has helped deep offshore rig companies survive the energy sector's bear market.
  103. Convertible Securities In Today's Market

    April 30, 2009
    John Calamos, the father of convertible investing, moderated a panel on convertible bonds at the Milken Global Conference ...
  104. 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.
  105. Hercules' Strength Defies Weakness

    January 27, 2009
    Hercules Offshore has sold off more than its peers did due to investor concern about leverage and demand. Did it act too ...
  106. 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?
  107. These Batters Could Hit Home Runs

    January 8, 2009
    Now is a good time to look for home run stocks, companies that have the potential to take values double, triple, or right ...
  108. Contract Drillers Face Tough Times In '09

    December 24, 2008
    Low oil prices will crimp earnings growth for this group for some time to come.
  109. Riptide For Tidewater

    November 4, 2008
    Plenty of energy service stocks look cheap, but that doesn't mean investors should be indiscriminate.
  110. Riding The Cycle With Weatherford

    October 23, 2008
    North America is likely to slow, but this quality energy services company should continue to see strong overseas growth.
  111. Trouble Below The Surface At Acergy

    October 14, 2008
    The valuation on this offshore energy services provider is appealing, but does danger lurk beneath the waves?
  112. Are Commodities Ready to Run or Done?

    September 10, 2008
    Is the commodities bull done or do natural resource funds still have room to run?
  113. Peak Oil, Peak Profit

    July 6, 2007
    The development of new undersea oil fields means offshore drilling players are poised to profit.
  114. Oceans Of Oil

    June 21, 2007
    Explorers and drillers are set to profit from the ongoing search for deepwater oil.
  115. Protect Your Portfolio From Hurricane Season

    April 11, 2007
    Hurricane season is quickly approaching, and investors need to prepare their portfolio to weather the storm.
  116. 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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