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2 Offshore Drillers Moving in Different Directions

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In this segment of The Motley Fool's energy-focused show, "Digging for Value", energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss two companies that have been moving in opposite directions over the past three months. Transocean (NYSE: RIG) is down 13% on top of being downgraded by Wall Street firms. On the other hand, Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL) is up 10% and prospects couldn't look better. While the deepwater drilling market might soften up in the near term, is Transocean still a good buy or should investors hop ship and sail with Seadrill? Check out the video below for more insight into the offshore services market.

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Joel South has no position in any stocks mentioned. Taylor Muckerman owns shares of Ensco. The Motley Fool recommends Seadrill. The Motley Fool owns shares of Seadrill and Transocean. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Joel South Joel South Fool Contributor

Joel is an energy and materials analyst for The Motley Fool. He is also a graduate of the University of Washington and a co-host of "Digging for Value". Be sure to follow The Motley Fool's energy and materials Twitter for all your energy and materials coverage.