Key Takeaways From This High-Yielder's Earnings
North Atlantic Drilling has a strong contract position that should allow it to weather any market difficulties in 2014. In addition, the growing demand for the company's rigs from areas such as Russia and Norway should allow it to secure contracts for the years following 2014.
ExxonMobil Corporation Disappoints, but Is This a Buying Opportunity?
Numerous factors are going against ExxonMobil. It might be time to seek out alternatives in the energy space, companies that hold the potential for more growth and higher yields.
Dividend Growth Investors Should Consider Seadrill Partners
Seadrill Partners yields half as much as Seadrill, but it's got much greater room for distribution growth over the next several years.
Transocean is Missing the Mark
Not only did Transocean under-perform its industry peers in 2013, but this year it may be even more difficult for Transocean to beat its competition.
The Outlook for the Offshore Drilling Industry Continues to Deteriorate
More evidence shows that a slowdown in the offshore drilling market is just around the corner. Seadrill is well placed, but Transocean and Diamond Offshore will likely suffer.
Have Low Expectations Already Been Priced in for Transocean Ltd.?
Transocean offers a good balance between yield and risk, which makes it attractive at current levels.
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SeaDrill: The Pause That Accelerates Demand
SeaDrill remains an interesting investment with one of the highest dividends for a large-cap stock and premium assets desired by the offshore drilling market.
The Market is Clearly Missing Seadrill's Long-Term Potential
Seadrill had a great year in 2013, and its conservative management practices make it less vulnerable to a slow-down in drilling spending.