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Wall Street Analysts’ Ratings of Offshore Companies

Comparative Analysis: Offshore Company’s Future

(Continued from Prior Part)

Analyst ratings

Having looked at offshore drilling companies’ (OIH) leverage in the last part of this series, we will now compare Wall Street analyst consensus ratings of these companies. The consensus analyst rating refers to the current average rating of all analysts. The rating scale ranges from 1 to 5, where 1 means “Strong Sell” and 5 means “Strong Buy.” Also, we will see how many analysts rate each stock as a Buy, Sell, or Hold.

Seadrill (SDRL)

Seadrill (SDRL) has a Wall street analyst consensus rating of 2.31, or “Hold.” Out of the 35 analysts who provided recommendations, six analysts gave it a “Buy,” nine a “Hold,” and 20...