Ensco Plc (ESV) Given "Hold" Rating at Jefferies Group LLC

Xavier Trudeau
Août 13, 2017

During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.04 EPS. The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold. Capital One Financial Corporation also issued estimates for Ensco Plc's Q3 2017 earnings at ($0.12) EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.02) EPS, FY2017 earnings at ($0.32) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.83) EPS. The dividend was $0.010 per share for the quarter or $0.04 annualized. ENSCO PLC had a return on equity of 0.77% and a net margin of 2.68%.

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A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Ensco Plc from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Tudor Pickering started coverage on Ensco Plc in a research report on Thursday, March 23rd. They set a "hold" rating for the company. The ex-dividend date was set for Thursday the 1st of June 2017.

Additionally on 6/30/17 Bank of America "Downgrades" Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) to Underperform setting price target at $0 and on 6/19/17 PiperJaffray "Upgrades" the stock to Overweight at $0. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Jefferies Group LLC set a $9.00 price target on shares of Ensco Plc and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) has analysts' mean recommendation of 0.

The most current P/E ratio is 27.50 and the market cap of the company is 1.34B. ENSCO PLC has a 1-year low of $4.33 and a 1-year high of $12.04.

Shares last traded at $4.45 quite a bit below $5.24, the stock's 50 day moving average and significantly below the 200 day moving average of $7.74. Ensco plc Class A Ordinary Shar declared a dividend paid on Friday the 16th of June 2017. This dividend represents a yield of $0.83. Ensco Plc's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 1.69%. It increased, as 52 investors sold ESV shares while 93 reduced holdings. Tyers Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of ENSCO PLC by 2.7% in the first quarter. ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 11,635 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 180 shares during the period. 9 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. Sippican Capital Advisors now owns 165,590 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock worth $1,482,000 after buying an additional 14,618 shares during the last quarter. HRT Financial LLC bought a new stake in shares of ENSCO PLC during the first quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Tyers Asset Management LLC now owns 13,748 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 364 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its stake in ENSCO PLC by 969.0% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its position in Ensco Plc by 0.8% in the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 7,640,797 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock worth $39,426,000 after buying an additional 4,703,710 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.48% of the company's stock.

Ensco plc is an offshore contract drilling company. The Company provides offshore contract drilling services to the global oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Floaters, Jackups and Other. The Floaters segment includes its drillships and semisubmersible rigs, and provides contract drilling.

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