Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, land drilling contractor Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Nabors facts

Headquarters (Founded) Hamilton, Bermuda (1968)
Market Cap $5 billion
Industry Oil and gas drilling
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.43 billion

CEO Eugene Isenberg (since 1987)

COO Anthony Petrello (since 1992)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 6.5%
Cash/Debt $892.88 million / $3.7 billion

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Patterson-UTI (Nasdaq: PTEN)

Rowan Companies (NYSE: RDC)

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

On CAPS, 95.5% of the 1,082 members who have rated Nabors believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include robertshrestha and All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Just yesterday , robertshrestha highlighted Nabors as a particularly slick pick: "Beaten down unjustly because of the BP (NYSE: BP) mess. Land based. Top notch fleet. Should generate decent cash flow in years to come. What's not to like?!"

Despite its land-based focus and relatively fair financial position, Nabors is down only marginally less than those at the heart of the deepwater debacle, BP and Transocean (NYSE: RIG), in 2010. Of course with the stock now trading at a forward P/E of 11.7 -- less than fellow land drillers National Oilwell (13.6), Helmerich (13.9), Patterson (18.1), and Rowan (14) -- Nabors is becoming too cheap for Fools, not to mention Wall Street, to ignore. For example, CAPS All-Star TSIF recently followed the lead of Goldman Sachs and bought into the Nabors bull case:

The recent issues in the gulf hurt both Land and Water drillers. With Oil in its current range drillers are starting to maximize their rigs in play. Nabors is a good land play in the US, with an international kicker. Goldman put them on their conviction buy list giving them a boost. Usually I try not to ride analyst calls, but they do help establish temporary resistance points. ... 8% insider ownership, strong institutional support, P/B of 1, P/S of 1.5, Debt high (as with almost all riggers), but decent cash flow and a reasonable focus has been on paying down debt. Overall, a very diversified driller in scope and area.

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