Ensco Plc (ESV) Where Moving Ahead?

Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The firm owned 125,100 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period. State Treasurer State of Michigan's holdings in Ensco Plc were worth $646,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Here are a few other firms who have updated their positions. Creative Planning raised its position in Ensco Plc by 4.8% in the first quarter. ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 11,635 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 180 shares during the period.

As of the end of the quarter Agf Investments Inc. had sold 20,395 shares trimming its position 2.9%. FMR LLC now owns 14,705,005 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock worth $131,610,000 after buying an additional 13,329,369 shares in the last quarter. The company recently announced a dividend for shareholders paid on Friday June 16th, 2017. HRT Financial LLC bought a new stake in Ensco Plc during the first quarter valued at $126,000. Institutional investors own 89.52% of the company's stock.

Several analysts have released their opinion on Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV), with 4 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Price moves in a company's bonds in credit markets often predict parallel moves in its share price.

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Shares of the company are trading at $4.55 a great deal lower than the 50 day moving average of $5.22 and which is quite a bit lower than the 200 day moving average of $7.72. The firm has a market cap of $1.40 billion, a PE ratio of 28.81 and a beta of 1.64. Ensco Plc has a 52-week low of $4.33 and a 52-week high of $12.04. Quantitative Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Co reported 0.12% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). The dividend payment was $0.010 per share for the quarter which comes to $0.04 on an annualized basis. ENSCO PLC had a return on equity of 0.77% and a net margin of 2.68%. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $-0.07 with next year's EPS projected to be $-0.76. The hedge fund held 125,000 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $1.53 million, up from 25,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -170% whereas during current quarter it has -157.1% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of -123.7% during current year and -91.9% for next year. First Manhattan reported 0% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). If you are reading this news story on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA and global copyright & trademark laws. DNB Markets downgraded the shares of ESV in report on Tuesday, July 19 to "Sell" rating. While looking the figure depicted by the Price to Earning we can suggest that the shares of Ensco plc (ESV) are overvalued. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of Ensco Plc from $4.75 to $5.00 and gave the company a "market perform" rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation cut shares of ENSCO PLC from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating and cut their target price for the company from $7.00 to $5.00 in a research note on Friday, June 30th. ENSCO PLC has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $9.64. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Ensco Plc from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock.

Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV)'s trailing twelve month revenues are $1.98 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.71. The Company provides offshore contract drilling services to the worldwide oil and gas industry. Its segments include Floaters, Jackups and Other. The Floaters segment includes its drillships and semisubmersible rigs, and provides contract drilling.

Institutional investors now hold around $1.27 billion or 89.8% in ESV stock.

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