Ensco plc Class A Ordinary Shar (NYSE:ESV).
On September 21 the company was upgraded to “Buy” from “Neutral” by analysts at Goldman Sachs. On September 19 the company was rated “Buy” according to a Zephrin Group report which was a boost from the previous “” rating.
Equity analyst Scotia Howard Weil started coverage by announcing an initial rating of “Outperform”. August 25 investment analysts at Citigroup made no change to the company rating of “Neutral” but lowered the price expectation to $9.00 from $13.00.
On July 14, 2016 the stock rating was set at “Sell” in a report from Seaport Global a cut from the previous “” rating.
The company is so far trading up by 4.20% since yesterday’s close of $7.26. Additionally Ensco plc Class A Ordinary Shar recently declared a dividend that was paid on Fri Sep 16, 2016. The dividend payment was $0.150 per share for the quarter or $0.60 annualized. This dividend amount was represent a yeild of $3.88. The ex-dividend date was set for Wednesday the 31st of August 2016.
Shares of the company are trading at $7.57 a tad below the 50 day moving average which is $7.77 and which is a tad under the 200 day moving average of $9.60. The 50 day moving average was down $-0.36 or -4.62% and the 200 day average went down $-2.19 or -22.81%.
In the latest earnings report the EPS was $-5.79 and is estimated to be $1.54 for the current year with 301,450,000 shares currently outstanding. Analysts expect next quarter’s EPS will be $0.07 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $0.21.