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Is Seadrill Limited's Sale to PEMEX Enough to Ease Investor Concerns?

By Tyler Crowe – Feb 20, 2014 at 12:55PM

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Seadrill's deal to supply PEMEX with a small fleet of jackup rigs should signal that oil companies will pay the extra money for its equipment over its lesser competitors.

Based on the recent slump in Seadrill's (SDRL) stock price, investors might be worried about losing the company's better than 10% dividend yield. If you look across the entire rig company space, though, Seadrill is not the only one having this issue. Its three major competitors -- Ensco (VAL), Transocean (RIG 2.95%), and Diamond Offshore (DO)-- have all suffered major drops in share price as well. 

Even thoguh there may be some worries that the rig market is oversupplied and Seadrill's balance sheet doesn't look the prettiest among its competitors, investors who are jumping ship may be interpreting the rig market. Tune into the video below to find out why Seadrill is in a better position than competitors like Diamond of Transocrean during an oversupplied market and why its recent contract with PEMEX is an indication of Seadrills strength.

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SeaDrill Limited
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Transocean
RIG
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Diamond Offshore Drilling Stock Quote
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DO
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VAL

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