Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore drilling giant Transocean (NYS: 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.
Zug, Switzerland (1953)
Oil and gas drilling
CEO Steven Newman
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$4.0 billion / $13.5 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 6,219 members who have rated Transocean believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I don't really care where you see energy going in the next 30yrs. In the next 10 to 15yrs, you can bet your behind we will be using petroleum based products. And [Transocean] is in the best position to capitalize off the offshore extraction side. They currently have 138 rigs, dominating their competition in size and technology. ...
In the short run this stock may continue to fall, as there are valid concerns with its liabilities, which are huge. But I am buying all the way down, as this is as close to a homerun I can see in this sector. The downside risk is minuscule, while the upside is gigantic.
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