Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore-drilling giant Transocean (NYSE:RIG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Transocean's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Transocean facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Vernier, Switzerland (1953)

Market Cap

$24.1 Billion


Oil and Gas Drilling

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$12.68 Billion


CEO Robert Long (Since 2002)

CFO Gregory Cauthen (Since 2001)

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)



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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 5,287 of the 5,396 members who have rated Transocean -- 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star ypcheng, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community, and Dobbes.

Two weeks ago, ypcheng urged Fools to pounce on Transocean's sinking price, which is even cheaper today: "On a day of a 5% drop, it is always a good entry for a deep sea drilling company that is king of the game. According to [Schlumberger], deep sea drilling is not slowing down even in today's economic climate."

In a pitch from two days later, Dobbes decided to drill from the top down. Here's an excerpt:

So, a lot of countries, with a lot of debt and a diminishing tax base will have to refinance their debt. I feel its likely bond investors will demand a premium given the increasing debt and diminishing GDP. This means debt increases and more money is put in circulation. Meanwhile, businesses still have not recovered, and the temptation for further stimulus packages is always there. That is why I am long commodities.

[Transocean's] valuation in these times couldn't be better. The P/E and EPS offer an incredible value to investors willing to foot commodity exposure.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Starbucks is a selection of Motley Fool Stock Advisor and Inside Value and the Fool owns some shares. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.