$HERO is trying to emerge from a 7 month box/sideways action/base. About 90% of the stock movement within those 7 months fell between $6.50 and $7.50 and you will also notice that the the last 6 closes were above the $7.50 level clearly showing signs that it wants to move out of the box. Trigger price is right here right now with a tight stop at $7.40, based on the 7 month box you can argue that the stock should have a measured move to $8.50.
Hercules Offshore, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Domestic Offshore, International Offshore, Inland, Domestic Liftboats, and International Liftboats. Its services comprise oil and gas exploration and development drilling, well services, platform inspection, maintenance, and decommissioning services in various shallow-water provinces. As of February 21, 2013, the company owned and operated a fleet of 37 jackup rigs, 13 barge rigs, and 58 liftboat vessels, as well as operated 5 liftboat vessels owned by third party. It serves national oil and gas companies, integrated energy companies, and independent oil and natural gas operators. The company was formerly known as Hercules Offshore, LLC and changed its name to Hercules Offshore, Inc. in 2005. Hercules Offshore, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.