Quarterly Results, Dividend Payments, Meetings, and Company Appointments - Research Report on Ensco, Helmerich & Payne, Noble,

  Quarterly Results, Dividend Payments, Meetings, and Company Appointments -
Research Report on Ensco, Helmerich & Payne, Noble, Diamond Offshore Drilling,
                            and Nabors Industries

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NEW YORK, August 2, 2013

NEW YORK, August 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Ensco plc
(NYSE: ESV), Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE: HP), Noble Corp. (NYSE: NE),
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE: DO), and Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:
NBR). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full
price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Ensco plc Research Report

On July 29, 2013, Ensco plc (Ensco) announced its financial results for Q2
2013. The Company's revenues increased 16.5% to $1.2 billion, and net income
attributable to Ensco increased 5.7% YoY to $360.9 million in Q2 2013.
Further, the Company posted diluted earnings per share from continuing
operations of $1.55 in Q2 2013, compared to $1.47 per share in Q2 2012.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dan Rabun, commented, "We
continue to see strong, broad-based customer demand given the steady pace of
new discoveries that must be appraised and developed. Based on our positive
outlook, we recently ordered our eighth Samsung DP3 drillship, ENSCO DS-10,
and our seventh Keppel FELS B Class jackup, ENSCO 110." Mr. Rabun continued,
"These new assets reinforce our fleet standardization strategy that provides
customers consistently high levels of operational excellence." The Full
Research Report on Ensco plc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/1b86_ESV ]

Helmerich & Payne Inc. Research Report

On July 26, 2013, Helmerich & Payne Inc. (Helmerich & Payne) released its
financial results for Q3 FY 2013 and 9M FY 2013 (period ended June 30, 2013).
The Company's net income for Q3 FY 2013 was $266.2 million or $2.46 per
diluted share, compared to net income of $149.9 million or $1.38 per diluted
share in Q3 FY 2012.

Further, the Company reported income from continuing operations of $561.7
million or $5.19 per diluted share in 9M FY 2013, compared to income from
continuing operations of $424.0 million or $3.88 per diluted share, in 9M FY
2012. Chairman and CEO, Hans Helmerich, said, "After doubling the dividend at
the end of last year, in June the dividend was increased again from $0.15 to
$0.50 per share per quarter. We are confident that our strong capital
structure allows us to pursue growth opportunities and, at the same time,
return meaningful cash to shareholders." The Full Research Report on Helmerich
& Payne Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/1ec0_HP ]

Noble Corp. Research Report

On July 26, 2013, Noble Corp. (Noble) reported that the Company's Board has
finalized the record and payment dates for the first installment of a dividend
payment to shareholders, funded from the Company's capital contribution
reserve. The first of the four agreed installment payment for dividend worth
$1.00 per share, amounted to USD $0.25 per share. Noble added that the
ex-dividend date for this payment is slated to be August 1, 2013, with a
record date of August 5, 2013 and a payment date of August 15, 2013.
Additionally, Noble has established October 11, 2013 as the date for the
extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders and the city of Zug as the
place where shareholders will consider the previously announced proposed
change in place of incorporation of the publicly traded parent company of the
Noble group of companies from Switzerland to the United Kingdom. The Full
Research Report on Noble Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/cd33_NE ]

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. Research Report

On July 25, 2013, Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (Diamond Offshore Drilling)
reported that it has declared a special quarterly cash dividend of $0.75 per
share of common stock and a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per
share of common stock. Both dividends will be payable on September 3, 2013 to
shareholders of record as on August 6, 2013. The Full Research Report on
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/9cf6_DO ]

Nabors Industries Ltd. Research Report

On July 25, 2013, Nabors Industries Ltd. (Nabors Industries) reported that the
appointment of John P. Kotts to the Company's Board after its Board of
Directors voted to expand the Board to eight members from its prior strength
of seven. Tony Petrello, Nabors' Chairman, President and CEO, said, "We are
pleased John has agreed to serve as a Nabors director and welcome him to our
Board. His extensive entrepreneurial track record and experience in the oil
and gas industry make him an invaluable resource as the Board continues
refining our strategy for the future." The Full Research Report on Nabors
Industries Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/8d1e_NBR ]

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