Energy Business

Goldman Sachs Sees Gold in Offshore Drillers (DO, PDE, RIG)

Goldman Sachs has said enough is enough in oil drillers.  The firm is suggesting that investors take advantage of recent weakness seen in the offshore oil drillers.

Its two Buy-rated picks in the call were Diamond Offshore (NYSE: DO) with some 23% upside to its price targets and Pride International (NYSE: PDE) with about 20% upside to its price targets.

Goldman Sachs even noted Transocean (NYSE: RIG) with 22% upside to its target, although Goldman Sachs only has a neutral rating on that name.

This huge discovery in Brazil is noted as part of the reason for day rates rising, although this now notes a record $639,000/day rate.

Jon C. Ogg
February 19, 2008