Media headlines about Noble (NYSE:NE) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Noble earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.7035192929175 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Noble Group skips paying bond coupon, says ‘very close’ to debt deal (reuters.com)
- Author returns to A&M for Brazos Valley Reads (theeagle.com)
- West Ham captain Noble pushes pitch invader as unrest erupts (abcnews.go.com)
- Trial Underway After OC Man Dies From Asphalt Crusher – Patch.com (patch.com)
- New Strong Sell Stocks for March 9th (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Noble (NE) opened at $4.24 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,068.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.00 and a beta of 2.26. Noble has a 52-week low of $3.14 and a 52-week high of $6.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.75.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Noble from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Cowen set a $5.00 price objective on Noble and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated an “underweight” rating on shares of Noble in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine lowered Noble from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Seaport Global Securities set a $4.00 price objective on Noble and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 26th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.95.
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Noble Corporation is an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The Company performs contract drilling services with its fleet of 79 mobile offshore drilling units and one floating production storage and offloading unit (NYSE:NE) located globally.
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