5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Seadrill

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore driller Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Seadrill's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Seadrill facts

Headquarters (founded) Hamilton, Bermuda (1972)
Market Cap $16.0 billion
Industry Oil and gas drilling
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $4.3 billion
Management Chairman/President John Fredriksen CEO Alf Thorkildsen
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 21.7%
Cash/Debt $496.0 million / $9.9 billion
Dividend Yield 8.9%
Competitors Ensco Noble Transocean

Source: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 99% of the 549 members who have rated Seadrill believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, jdwelch62, tapped Seadrill as an attractive income opportunity:

The world's thirst for oil doesn't show any signs of diminishing. We're going to need to drill in deeper waters to find the next big reserves. SDRL is positioned to provide the means of doing so with their rigs. I've been loading up on high yielding stocks that look like they can sustain their dividend payouts for the long haul, and just added SDRL to my portfolio.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Ensco, Noble, and Transocean. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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