Press coverage about Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Seadrill Partners earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.050755255873 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- SDLP – Seadrill Partners Announces Contract Award for the West Capella – GlobeNewswire (press release) (globenewswire.com)
- Seadrill Partners Bags A One-Well Contract For The West Capella (seekingalpha.com)
- SDLP – Seadrill Partners Announces Contract Award for the West … – EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog) (oilandgas360.com)
- Seadrill Partners Gets New Contract For West Capella – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- Seadrill Partners LLC: SDLP – Seadrill Partners Announces Contract Award for the West Capella (finanznachrichten.de)
Separately, ValuEngine cut Seadrill Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 25th.
Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.16. Seadrill Partners had a return on equity of 3.42% and a net margin of 12.52%.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 12th. Investors of record on Monday, March 5th were issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 2nd. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 13.11%. Seadrill Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.28%.
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Seadrill Partners Company Profile
Seadrill Partners LLC is an offshore deepwater drilling company. The Company owns, operates and acquires offshore drilling units. The Company’s subsidiaries include Seadrill Operating LP, Seadrill Capricorn Holdings LLC and Seadrill Partners Operating LLC (collectively, OPCO). The Company’s segment is OPCO’s fleet.
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