$-0.07 EPS Expected for ENSCO PLC (ESV)

July 17, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 $ 0.07 EPS Expected for ENSCO PLC (ESV)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2016. 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.
Whittier Communication Of Nevada Incorporated reported 3,599 shares. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc accumulated 86 shares. Susquehanna Limited Liability Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) for 372,569 shares. Citadel Ltd Liability Company invested 0.1% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Cap Int Investors stated it has 3.75M shares. Buckingham Capital Management invested in 1.26% or 980,287 shares. Texan Capital Management invested in 0.07% or 14,370 shares. Millennium Ltd Com holds 0.11% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) or 5.59 million shares. Wright Invsts Service accumulated 93,805 shares. Finemark Financial Bank holds 0% or 4,035 shares in its portfolio. Da Davidson And stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Crawford Investment Counsel holds 0.01% or 18,815 shares. Brandes Investment Prns L P holds 13,462 shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt has 0.04% invested in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) for 40,854 shares. Blackrock Investment Mgmt Ltd Co owns 1.06M shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio.

Investors wait ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) to report on July, 26. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $-0.07 EPS, down $0.58 or 113.73 % from last year’s $0.51 same quarter earnings. ENSCO PLC’s Wall Street analysts see 75.00 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $-0.04 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, About 12.65 million 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) earned “Hold” rating by Citigroup on Friday, January 29. The stock of ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) earned “Negative” rating by Susquehanna on Monday, March 28. The company was upgraded on Thursday, September 22 by Clarksons Platou. The stock of ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) earned “Overweight” rating by PiperJaffray on Monday, June 19. As per Wednesday, March 9, the company rating was downgraded by Fearnley. On Friday, June 30 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Guggenheim upgraded the shares of ESV in report on Monday, November 30 to “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was upgraded by DNB Markets. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, January 7 by Cowen & Co. The rating was upgraded by Zephrin Group to “Buy” on Monday, September 19.

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: “Ensco Gets 3 Drillship Contracts” on July 11, 2017, also Wsj.com with their article: “Ensco Bondholders Unhappy With Atwood Oceanics Deal” published on July 17, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ensco: Are New Contracts Good Or Bad?” on July 12, 2017. More interesting news about ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Is Ensco plc (ESV) a Great Stock for Value Investors?” published on July 07, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ensco: Atwood Merger A Mistake” with publication date: June 27, 2017.

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