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  • a17599621 a17599621 Jan 28, 2014 4:17 PM Flag

    Why did SDRL lose its mkt darling status?

    It kicked all the drillers butts for some time... it could do no wrong despite debt levels...

    What happened that changed all that...

    and this aint a bash post.... I'm interested in some perspective here.... I rolled out of RIG a while back and giving consideration to returning to the sector

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    • Just my opinion = SDRL apparently is unaware that dividends are not the only reward shareholders demand = the other is price appreciation. SDRL paid no attention to cultivate price appreciation with its exclusive obsession about a 100% pay out ratio.That leaves no room for Reserves for Contingencies in a world where those show up at the most inconvenient times. Most institutions + serious long term investors abhor when no margins are left for the "unexpected".
      FACT = per Yahoo Finance charts SDRL is no higher to-day than 3 years ago!

    • I'm with you. I got out ot RIG and DO last year and loaded-up on this stock. Maybe all the cold weather? I have no idea what is going on? I'll take the divs and hope for good summer!

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      • I'm still holding a sizable amount of share due to the dividend, but I'm not as comfortable as 3 month ago. There are more unfavorable article popping up everywhere, but some analysts are stating that the negatives such as over-capacity are overstated and the drillers will bounce back

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