Are These Offshore Drillers Worth Buying Today?

The market has not been kind to offshore drillers such as Seadrill  (NYSE: SDRL  ) , Noble Corporation  (NYSE: NE  ) , and Transocean  (NYSE: RIG  ) over the past six months. With dividend yields between 5% and 11% right now, all three companies look pretty attractive to income-seeking investors. However, Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall tells us there's a reason the market has hit the stocks hard, and it's pretty important that investors understand what's happening with demand for offshore drillers over the foreseeable future. 

For Jason's take, and more details on what to expect in the offshore market, check out the following short video. 

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  • Report this Comment On May 24, 2014, at 11:14 PM, Heidikitty wrote:

    I am 74 years of age and may not have 10/20 years for SDRL. I was thinking in terms of two/3 years I may need the dividends, as I re invest them now.

    Is our long term past 3/5 years to hold and reinvest in your opinion?

  • Report this Comment On May 25, 2014, at 1:58 AM, TMFVelvetHammer wrote:


    I responded to one of your board posts over in Rule Breakers. The response should also show up in your email in-box.

    We can continue the conversation over in the Seadrill message board in Stock Advisor if you like.

    Jason Hall

    Article author

  • Report this Comment On May 25, 2014, at 1:59 AM, TMFVelvetHammer wrote:


    I posted a reply to one of your board posts over in Rule Breakers. My reply should also show up in your email as well.

    We can continue the conversation over there if you like!

    Jason Hall

    article author

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Born and raised in the Deep South of Georgia, Jason now calls Southern California home. A Fool since 2006, he began contributing to in 2012. Trying to invest better? Like learning about companies with great (or really bad) stories? Jason can usually be found there, cutting through the noise and trying to get to the heart of the story.

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