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Does Hercules Offshore Have an Achilles Heel?

By Taylor Muckerman and Joel South – Feb 7, 2014 at 10:03AM

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If its relationship with PEMEX doesn't continue to grow, Hercules Offshore could be in trouble.

Hercules Offshore (HERO.DL) has historically been highly leveraged to the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. That changed just a bit in 2013 which has altered our analysts' opinions of the company slightly. Hesitancy around the uncertainty regarding the company's continued relationship with PEMEX is the one thing both agree could hold Hercules Offshore back.

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This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

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