Headlines about Ensco (NYSE:ESV) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ensco earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the offshore drilling services provider an impact score of 45.6362036581439 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

ESV has been the subject of several analyst reports. FBR & Co decreased their target price on shares of Ensco from $9.00 to $6.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ensco from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of Ensco in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. They set a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price objective for the company. Piper Jaffray Companies cut shares of Ensco from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $6.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Ensco and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.52.

Shares of Ensco (ESV) opened at $5.40 on Tuesday. Ensco has a 1-year low of $4.10 and a 1-year high of $11.55. The stock has a market cap of $2,350.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -23.48 and a beta of 1.74. The company has a current ratio of 5.04, a quick ratio of 5.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58.

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Ensco Company Profile

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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