Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Ensco (ESV) Upgraded to "Buy" by Credit Suisse Group


Analysts expect Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) to report $-0.25 EPS on April, 25 after the close.They anticipate $0.21 EPS change or 525.00% from last quarter's $-0.04 EPS. The true range indicator is the greatest of the following: current high less the current low, the absolute value of the current high less the previous close and the absolute value of the current low less the previous close.

Based on a recent bid, this stock (ESV) was trading at a distance of -36.91% from 52-week high and 34.63% away from its 52-week low price. About 10.95M shares traded. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV), on the other hand, is down -6.60% year to date as of 04/16/2018. Greatmark Invest Prtnrs Inc invested in 0.4% or 187,475 shs. That's change of 0.49, from 2017Q3's 0.99. The ratio is negative, as 67 active investment managers increased or started new holdings, while 71 decreased and sold stakes in Aerogen Inc. The stock has a market cap of $2,367.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.62 and a beta of 1.82. It operates through three divisions: Infrastructure Solutions, Corrosion Protection, and Energy Services. The Company provides offshore contract drilling services to the global oil and gas industry. During the same quarter past year, the firm earned $0.10 earnings per share. AEGN's profit will be $4.56M for 42.70 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. However, YTD EPS growth remained 63.74%.

First Wilshire Securities Management Inc holds 2.51% of its portfolio in Aegion Corporation for 360,922 shares. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 923,290 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock worth $5,509,000 after acquiring an additional 29,539 shares during the period. Moreover, Security National Bank Of Sioux City Iowa Ia has 1.43% invested in the company for 62,157 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 1,413,100 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock valued at $8,436,000 after purchasing an additional 101,200 shares during the period. The debt is now trading at $85.75 and was trading at $81.25 last week. About 293,291 shares traded or 12.45% up from the average. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Looking at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, 0 Analysts issued a Buy for MoSys, 1 gave Outperform, 0 analysts gave Hold Rating, 0 issued Underperform and 0 marked the stock as Sell. Therefore 40% are positive. Ensco Plc had 87 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, November 5 by Susquehanna. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 3 with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, August 5 with "Hold".

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our FREE daily email newsletter. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ensco from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, April 15. On Friday, January 12 the stock has "Hold" rating by Susquehanna.

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Ensco International plc, formerly ENSCO International Incorporated, is a provider of offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry. The market capitalization of the company is $2.42 Billion. The company have shares float of 421.16 million. Its drilling rigs are located throughout the world and concentrated in the major geographic regions of Asia Pacific (which includes Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand), Europe/Africa and North and South America.

During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 1.48. Its up 0.49, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. Ontario - Canada-based Royal Bancorp Of Canada has invested 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). 60 funds took positions and 107 increased positions. Carroll Financial Associates stated it has 960 shs or 0% of all its holdings. Swiss Bankshares holds 737,238 shares.

As of now, Ensco plc has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 1.32, 0 and 0.27 respectively. FB's ROI is 24.00% while ESV has a ROI of -1.70%. The stock closed at $28.31 by scoring -0.81%. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset reported 0.02% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Point72 Asset Limited Partnership has invested 0.03% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV).

Ensco plc (ESV)'s shares price jumped 3.82% with the closing value of $5.43 during Friday trading session. Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 110,300 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings.

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