This Rig Company Should Be on Your Radar

The following video is from Tuesday's Digging for Value, in which host Alison Southwick, Motley Fool senior analyst Michael Olsen, and contributor Tyler Crowe dive deep into the top stories for today's energy-sector investors.

In this segment. Tyler explains why he thinks Ensco (NYSE: ESV  ) is one rig company that investors should put on their radar. It may not have the planned growth of industry darling Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL  ) , but Ensco does have some of the qualities that makes Seadrill so attractive, and the bang for the buck should make Ensco a solid pickup for investor portfolios.

There are many different ways to play the energy sector, and The Motley Fool's analysts have uncovered an under-the-radar company that's dominating its industry. This company is a leading provider of equipment and components used in drilling and production operations and is poised to profit in a big way from it. We have put together a detailed analysis of this company that will prosper for years to come. Let us help you discover this company by checking out our special report: "The Only Energy Stock You'll Ever Need."Also, we'll give you fre access to this valuable report if you simply click here.

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  • Report this Comment On September 25, 2013, at 9:21 PM, PeteH66 wrote:

    sure would like to see the market catch up with my largest portfolio position since 2011 -- although the upside of cheap shares is making faster progress DRIPing.

  • Report this Comment On September 26, 2013, at 1:14 PM, spokanimal wrote:

    It's been a LONG TIME since I've seen a company with a flat-lined stock price, yet a Value Line "timliness" ranking of "1" (highest).

    Because the price momentum of a stock is one of the important elements in actually DETERMINING the timliness ranking, it's very unusual...

    ... it means that the financial fundamentals and earnings-surprise factors would have to be extraordinary to still rank it at "1".

    Which company am I talking about?

    Transocean (symbol RIG).

    What wall street is missing with the low stock price is the dramatic turn-around in transocean's fundamentals, not just from the Macondo incident settlement, but also from Macondo's aftermath, when so much of Transocean's fleet headed for maintenance to upgrade it's rigs, particularly it's blowout preventers, to the new industry standards.

    What is strange, is that even though much of that work is now completed and earnings and EBITDA are surging sufficiently for the Value Line ranking...

    ... the stock is still trading as though Macondo is still a factor and the financials related to the upgrades would be on-going. Very strange.

    Transocean is my #2, "contrarian" play right now.

    Value Line's #1 timliness ranking on Transocean is a "momentum" indicator...

    ... HIGHLY UNUSUAL to see such a ranking on a "turn-around candidate"... and indicative of the magnitude and progress of said turn-around.


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