Drilling for Dollars

Some stocks are good short-term plays, and some are best suited for buy-and-hold strategies. Ideally, the same shares are appropriate for both purposes. Conservatively managed oilfield-service company Helmerich & Payne (HP) has been a great wealth creator over both short and long-term periods. (Real Money Pro subscribers might remember my earlier piece on this well-managed company.)

HP operates on a Sept. 29 fiscal year. From 2002 to 2012, it posted outstanding per-share results. Over that decade, the stock outperformed 80% of Value Line's 1700-company main research universe....237 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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