The oil-drilling giant's future is beginning to look rosier than it has since the Deepwater Horizon oil well explosion in the Gulf.
Nearly 2 years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Macondo well still casts a long shadow over the company's valuation and prospects for a higher stock price.
However, the big payouts come with some serious risks.
It's certainly profitable, but unresolved spill liabilities still keep it risky.
As deepwater drilling grows, so will demand for Helix's safety gear.
Juniper and Wendy's are downgraded, while Transocean is upgraded.
How will this affect the oil company's bottom line?
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