Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE:WFT)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

Weatherford International provides equipment and services used for drilling oil and natural gas.

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Player Avatar ArmyElvis (< 20) Submitted: 10/20/2010 4:26:44 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.35 WFT Score: -52.47

Early investment in Iraq plays huge dividend as Iraq achieves political stability over the next (12) months.

Member Avatar 0gers1 (< 20) Submitted: 1/17/2011 3:11:00 PM
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Why would you buy a company under investigation by the SEC, department of justice, the department of commerce and the US treasury?

http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202462978969

Cuba, Iran, Sudan & Syria - these are designated state sponsors of terrorism. They are also places that Weatherford liked to do business. In addition they are under investigation for FCPA violations using a subsidiary in Europe.

Even if you are morally OK with owning this stock, perhaps you should consider that the fines resulting from these investigations could reach hundreds of millions. Perhaps that has something to do with the $1.75B revolving credit facility Weatherford signed with JP Morgan.

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