Sentiment Report: Ensco PLC (NYSE:ESV)

UBS "Upgrades" Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) in a research note issued to investors on 9/25/17 to Buy with price target of $0.

ESV has been the subject of several other reports. Ensco Plc now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $11.30. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 1st. The firm has "Hold" rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, August 8. Wood maintained Primerica, Inc. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock.

Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) 52-week high price stands at $12.04 and low price stands at $4.10, its price distance from 52-week high is -53.49% while its distance from 52-week low price is 36.59%. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. The stock of ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) earned "Negative" rating by Susquehanna on Monday, March 28.

On June 30 the company was downgraded from "Underperform" to "Underperform" in an announcement from Bank of America. The company was maintained on Monday, August 10 by Acumen Capital.

05/30/2017 - ENSCO plc was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Clarkson Platou.

Keeping an eyeball on Moving Averages, the 50-day is 5.05; the 200-day is at 6.18, for Ensco plc (ESV). The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, April 15. DNB Markets downgraded the stock to "Sell" rating in Tuesday, July 19 report. About 5,099 shares traded. It has a 15.34 P/E ratio. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500.

Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) displayed a change of 1.59% after which it closed the day' session at $12.45. Its up 0.31, from 0.79 in 2017Q1.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of ESV. Contrarius Investment Management Limited reported 7.64M shares. Ensco plc's beta is 1.89 whilst the stock has an average true range (ATR) of 0.27. First Advisors L P reported 0.01% stake. Koch Indus owns 160,049 shares. Selway Asset Mngmt reported 12,663 shares stake. (NYSE:PRI). United Services Automobile Association stated it has 0% in Primerica, Inc. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Primerica, Inc. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $2.04 earnings per share. (NYSE:PRI) for 49,482 shares. When investing in a volatile security, the risk of success is increased just as much as the risk of failure. 51 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. The institutional investors in our partner's database reported: 300.48 million shares, up from 252.47 million shares in 2017Q1.

Scepter Holdings Inc. holds 27.79% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC for 4.72 million shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Systems accumulated 47,676 shares. Hexavest accumulated 0% or 3,871 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 265,000 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley invested in 2.97M shares or 0% of the stock. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Nomura Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in Ensco Plc by 230.1% during the 2nd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 0.01% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Hightower Limited Com owns 0% invested in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) for 23,096 shares.

About 9,041 shares traded. ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) has declined 23.23% since October 11, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.93% the S&P500.

Technical traders may be staring at recent indicator levels on shares of Ensco plc (ESV). The stock exchanged hands 13.79 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 18.53 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $1.7 Billion. The Company provides offshore contract drilling services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.

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