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Stock Jumping Abnormally High: Ensco plc (ESV)

15 July, 2017, 18:18 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Ensco plc (ESV) closed its previous trading session at $5.04

Total cash per share on the most recent quarter is 6.84. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $71.23.

About 16,682 shares traded.

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.60 on this stock. ESV was included in 63 notes of analysts from August 3, 2015. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, November 30 by Guggenheim. Citigroup reinitiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, July 22 report. As per Wednesday, May 31, the company rating was upgraded by Seaport Global.

Ensco plc (ESV) exchanged 25.38 million shares at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 15.82 million shares. ValuEngine lowered ENSCO PLC from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Wednesday. The stock of ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) has "Negative" rating given on Monday, March 28 by Susquehanna. The company had Year Ago Sales of 704.6 Million. EISENBERG GLENN A sold $327,690 worth of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) on Thursday, March 9. The insider now directly owns 74,192 shares worth $364,283. Shares for $82,684 were sold by Noesen Michael J. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of ENSCO PLC during the first quarter worth approximately $24,001,000. It also upped Usana Health Sciences Inc. Previously Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) reported $-0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $-0.1 by $0.06 with surprise factor of 60%. Therefore 57% are positive. The rating was initiated by KLR Group on Monday, December 14 with "Buy". This research report and rating ought to be used to complement individual research and plans. On September 21, 2016 the stock rating was changed to a "Buy" in a report from Goldman Sachs up from the previous "Neutral" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Sandler O'Neill on Thursday, October 27. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Tuesday, July 11.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2016 Q4. The SEC filing shows that SWENT JAMES W III performed a sale of 59,189 shares. 76 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. Moreover, Guggenheim Capital Limited Com has 0.01% invested in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Mason Street Advisors Llc holds 139,454 shares. Quantitative Ltd holds 0.12% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) or 475,000 shares. Virginia Retirement System Et Al owns 95,500 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada holds 0% or 188,365 shares in its portfolio. 534,350 are held by Capital Intl Sarl. Btim Corporation stated it has 19,110 shares. Prudential Fincl owns 8.91M shares or 0.14% of their U.S. portfolio. The stock grabbed 44 new institutional investments totaling 34,695,089 shares while 41 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 4,403,774 shares. Eaton Vance accumulated 50,110 shares. About shares traded. W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) has declined 6.22% since July 13, 2016 and is downtrending.

Ensco plc is an offshore contract drilling company. The stock has a beta value of 1.66. The Company provides offshore contract drilling services to the worldwide oil and gas industry. The P/E Ratio measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. The Company's divisions include Floaters, Jackups and Other. Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.07% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Its up 0.08, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. 275.21 million shares or 8.13% more from 254.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. Comerica Bank & Trust invested 0.02% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV).

Ensco (NYSE:ESV) saw a big increase in short interest through out the month of May. Daiwa Securities Gru Inc reported 1,750 shares stake.

Among 7 analysts covering Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Investors may also be paying close concentration to some simple moving average indicators on shares of Ensco plc (ESV). Strs Ohio invested 0.02% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp who had been investing in Guaranty Bancorp Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $773.39 million market cap company. M&T Financial Bank Corp invested in 0.01% or 85,597 shares. Greatmark Invest has invested 0.83% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Ubs Oconnor Lc reported 0% stake. About 3,000 shares traded.

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