Shares of Swiss-based Transocean Ltd. (RIG) have tumbled by 3.39 percent this morning. The world’s largest offshore rig contractor was cut to “equal-weight” from “overweight” at Morgan Stanley (MS) after the U.S. government sued BP Plc (BP) and other companies, including Transocean, over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. MS maintained however, its $80 price target on the RIG shares.
Transocean is currently above its 50-day MA of $66.97 and above its 200-day of $64.20. The stock trades at a trailing P/E of 9.08, a forward multiple of 9.61 and a P/E to Growth ratio of 1.73. More than 4 million RIG shares have already traded hands compared to a daily average of around 7.03 million.
Shares of Transocean closed at $71.89 yesterday, with a 52-wk range of $41.88 – $94.88.
RIG shares last traded at $69.42.