5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: SeaDrill

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

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

SeaDrill facts

Headquarters (founded)

Hamilton, Bermuda (1972)

Market Cap

$19.3 billion


Oil and gas drilling

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.0 billion


Chairman/President John Fredriksen

CEO Alf Thorkildsen

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$465.0 million / $10.7 billion

Dividend Yield






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

On CAPS, 99% of the 903 of the members who have rated SeaDrill believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those Fools, glenncv, succinctly summed up bull case for our community:

[SeaDrill] owns one of the newest and most advanced fleets in the world. Management continues to use their opportunistic investing style to generate millions of gains for shareholders, while they continue buy more rigs to build their fleet size. 2014 [SeaDrill] should have most of their new rigs online and they will be operating at full strength, which means their stock price should start heading north.

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