ENSCO PLC (ESV) Analysts See $-0.07 EPS

July 17, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

 ENSCO PLC (ESV) Analysts See $ 0.07 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 52 investors sold ENSCO PLC shares while 93 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 275.21 million shares or 8.13% more from 254.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Ahl Partners Llp holds 167,610 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc has invested 0.01% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Dimensional Fund Advsr L P holds 0% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) or 819,148 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested 0.01% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Susquehanna Group Limited Liability Partnership reported 372,569 shares. First Citizens Natl Bank Trust holds 0.02% or 17,334 shares in its portfolio. Chicago Equity Partners Ltd Company stated it has 52,815 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Buckingham Capital Mgmt has invested 1.26% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). The Georgia-based Invesco Ltd has invested 0.02% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Willis Investment Counsel has 0.48% invested in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Fmr Limited Liability owns 1.38 million shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Wexford Capital L P holds 0.01% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) for 10,200 shares. Minnesota-based Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.01% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Bartlett And Ltd Liability Company reported 1,600 shares. Webster Bancorp N A reported 91 shares.

Analysts await ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $-0.07 earnings per share, down 113.73 % or $0.58 from last year’s $0.51 per share. After $-0.04 actual earnings per share reported by ENSCO PLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 75.00 % negative EPS growth. About 12.65M shares traded. ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) has declined 23.23% since July 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.93% the S&P500.

ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) Ratings Coverage

Among 32 analysts covering Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. Ensco Plc had 63 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, April 15 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Friday, June 30 to “Underperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 29 by Citigroup. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Monday, January 9. As per Tuesday, October 25, the company rating was upgraded by Clarksons Platou. Jefferies maintained ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) on Wednesday, April 12 with “Hold” rating. Seaport Global upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $6.5000 target in Wednesday, May 31 report. The stock of ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 31. Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Monday, June 19 report. As per Tuesday, June 28, the company rating was upgraded by Susquehanna.

Ensco plc is an offshore contract drilling company. The company has market cap of $1.59 billion. The Firm provides offshore contract drilling services to the international gas and oil industry. It has a 2.25 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Floaters, Jackups and Other.

More notable recent ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Is The Ensco/Atwood Deal Falling Apart?” on July 12, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Ensco plc Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call” published on July 06, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ensco: Atwood Merger A Mistake” on June 27, 2017. More interesting news about ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) were released by: Wsj.com and their article: “Ensco Bondholders Unhappy With Atwood Oceanics Deal” published on July 17, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ensco Gets 3 Drillship Contracts” with publication date: July 11, 2017.

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