Better Stock Today: Seadrill vs. Citigroup

In the spirit of World Cup competition, we're holding our own tournament in search of the Better Stock Today. We're pitting 32 companies against each other, and you, the reader, will determine the winner.

Seadrill takes on Citigroup for this first round-robin match up in our search for the better stock today.

Joel South, energy analyst at The Motley Fool, thinks Seadrill  (NYSE: SDRL  ) is more than worthy of your consideration today. Successful investors have been building significant wealth for years by finding solid, high-dividend-paying stocks. Seadrill sports an industry-leading 10% yield, and with solid contract coverage and a fleet of new drilling rigs, investors can count on Seadrill to be among the best offshore drillers in the world.

Financials analyst Tyler Riggs believes the biggest reason Citigroup (NYSE: C  ) is the strongest buy in the field is that Wall Street has it all wrong. Instead of following the herd and focusing on just two numbers -- top-line revenues and bottom-line earnings -- savvy investors are reading between the lines on this company and finding an incredibly efficient core banking operation that's thriving. Add Citigroup's unmatched international reach to the equation, and you have a huge opportunity to get in before Wall Street realizes what they're missing.

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Warren Buffett just called this emerging technology a "real threat" to his biggest cash cow. While Buffett shakes in his billionaire boots, only a few investors are embracing this new market, which experts say will be worth over $2 trillion. It won't be long before everyone on Wall Street wises up, and that's why The Motley Fool is releasing this timely investor alert. Click here to learn more about what's keeping Buffett up at night and the one public company we're calling the brains behind the technology.

Vote here to determine the winner of this match, and sound off in the comments. Check back to Fool.com to see who advances in the tournament.


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  • Report this Comment On June 14, 2014, at 3:32 PM, AdamGalas wrote:

    Have to go with Seadrill. I need me some big, fat dividends and with the industry expected to grow at 19% CAGR over the next decade, this is a growth stock and a high-yield income play.

  • Report this Comment On June 14, 2014, at 8:05 PM, awallejr wrote:

    I think pretty much anything is better than C. There was a time when I loved this stock (back in 2009). But since the crash it is the only large bank stock to have done NOTHING. Just look at a 6 year chart of C. SDRL crushes C. Tim and Karen of Fast Money stop telling people to buy C.

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