Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore drilling contractor Noble (NYS: NE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Noble's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Baar, Switzerland (1921)
Oil and gas drilling
Chairman/CEO David Williams (since January 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$239.2 million / $4.1 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 99% of the 2,305 members who have rated Noble believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
The industry is finally learning to deal with the Fed permatorium, and Macondo will finally be in the rear view mirror in 2012. ... [Noble] has several new drillships and high-spec jackups scheduled for delivery in the next three years. Earnings will approach $4 in 2012. I don't see Brent trading below $100 for an extended period, so dayrates will continue to go higher.
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