News coverage about Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas development company an impact score of 46.1313187709748 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) opened at 44.10 on Thursday. The company’s market cap is $24.71 billion. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has a 52 week low of $42.58 and a 52 week high of $73.33. The company has a 50 day moving average of $44.90 and a 200-day moving average of $56.44.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 24th. The oil and gas development company reported ($0.77) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.35) by $0.42. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation had a negative net margin of 19.31% and a negative return on equity of 9.71%. The business had revenue of $2.72 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.50 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.60) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 41.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Anadarko Petroleum Corporation will post ($2.11) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 27th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 12th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.45%. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is -5.14%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on APC. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a research note on Monday, May 15th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $78.00 price target on shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group upgraded shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $66.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $48.00 price target (down previously from $55.00) on shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, twenty-one have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $69.81.

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In other Anadarko Petroleum Corporation news, Director Anthony R. Chase acquired 1,905 shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 18th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $52.48 per share, with a total value of $99,974.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 23,636 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,240,417.28. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Peter J. Fluor bought 20,000 shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $51.83 per share, with a total value of $1,036,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 146,750 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,606,052.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 41,205 shares of company stock valued at $2,136,700 over the last three months. 0.45% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Company Profile

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in developing, acquiring, and exploring for oil and natural-gas resources. The Company’s segments include Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream, and Marketing. The Company’s geographical segments include the United States and International.

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