5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Ensco

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore contract driller Ensco (NYS: ESV) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Ensco facts

Headquarters (founded)

London (1975)

Market Cap

$12.6 billion


Oil and gas drilling

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.8 billion


CEO Daniel Rabun (since 2007)
CFO James Swent III (since 2003)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$462.9 million / $5.1 billion

Dividend Yield



Diamond Offshore
Weatherford International

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,092 members who have rated Ensco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of weeks ago, one of those Fools, Rogbot, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

This is one of my favorite drillers. Great rigs, great record, great business. Nice dividend. Definitely undervalued at $51. Most analysts have much higher targets.

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At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ensco and Transocean. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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