Media headlines about Ensco (NYSE:ESV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ensco earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the offshore drilling services provider an impact score of 46.5764019348686 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Ensco (ESV) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Looking for stock with Analysts Rating? Ensco plc (ESV) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Short Interest in Ensco Plc (ESV) Grows By 10.6% (americanbankingnews.com)
- Investors Recap on Ensco plc (ESV) with Unusual Volume – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Analysts’ Views: Ensco Plc (ESV) – ExpertGazette (expertgazette.com)
Several research firms recently commented on ESV. Jefferies Group set a $6.00 target price on Ensco and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Cowen set a $6.00 target price on Ensco and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $7.00 target price on Ensco and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Credit Suisse Group set a $8.00 target price on Ensco and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Ensco from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.07.
Ensco (NYSE:ESV) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The offshore drilling services provider reported ($0.23) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.26) by $0.03. Ensco had a negative return on equity of 1.86% and a negative net margin of 16.48%. The business had revenue of $454.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $453.21 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.10 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Ensco will post -0.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 5th will be issued a $0.01 dividend. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 2nd. Ensco’s payout ratio is currently -5.19%.
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Ensco plc is an offshore contract drilling company. The Company provides offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry. Its segments include Floaters, Jackups and Other. The Floaters segment includes its drillships and semisubmersible rigs, and provides contract drilling.
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