NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of offshore drilling company SeaDrill (SDRL) plunged more than 7% to a 52-week low of $14.26 in afternoon trading on Friday after OPEC decided earlier this week not to cut oil production, which could leave the market oversupplied.
Crude oil prices plummeted 6.5% to $69.38 per barrel on Friday, the largest one-day decline since May 2011 and the lowest price since 2010. Brent futures declined to $71.12, the lowest price since July 2010.
"We are seeing continued oversupply," said Bill Hubard, chief economist at Markets.com, according to CNBC. "I think $70 a barrel will be the new norm. We could see oil go considerably lower."
More than 22.8 million shares had changed hands as of 12:10 p.m., compared to the average volume of 9,780,840.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates SEADRILL LTD as a "hold" with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate SEADRILL LTD (SDRL) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow."
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: SDRL Ratings Report