Company Update (NYSE:RIG): Transocean LTD Announces Schedule For First Dividend Installment And Currency Election Period

Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) announced the schedule for the payment of the first installment of its U.S. dollar-denominated dividend. The installment is $0.15 per share, totaling approximately $55 million based upon the number of currently outstanding shares. The installment represents the first of four quarterly installments totaling $0.60 per share, or approximately $218 million in the aggregate paid from additional paid-in capital (“APIC”), approved by shareholders at the company’s 2015 Annual General Meeting.

Dividend Schedule – First Installment

  • May 27, 2015 – Ex-Dividend Date
  • May 29, 2015 – Record Date
  • June 17, 2015 – Installment Payment DateĀ (Original Source)

Shares of Transocean LTD closed today atĀ $20.15, down $0.64 or 3.08%. RIG has a 1-year high of $46.12 and a 1-year low of $13.28. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $17.66 and its 200-day moving average is $18.40.

On the ratings front, Transocean has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. In a report issued on May 13, Canaccord Genuity analyst Alex Brooks reiterated a Sell rating on RIG, with a price target of $10, which represents a potential downside of 52.3% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on May 8, Susquehanna’s Charles Minervino maintained a Sell rating on the stock and has a price target of $14.

According to, which ranks over 7,500 financial analysts and bloggers to gauge the performance of their past recommendations, Alex Brooks and Charles Minervino have a total average return of -13.5% and -11.8% respectively. Brooks has a success rate of 33.3% and is ranked #3288 out of 3604 analysts, while Minervino has a success rate of 29.2% and is ranked #3542.

Overall, 6 research analysts have rated the stock with a Sell rating, one research analyst has assigned a Hold rating and one research analyst has given a a Buy rating to the stock. When considering if perhaps the stock is under or overvalued, the average price target is $20.96 which is -35.2% under where the stock opened today.

Transocean Ltd is an international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. The Company has two operating segments; contract drilling services and drilling management services.

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