Analysts’ Activity to Watch: Ensco Plc (ESV)

For the quarter, shares have been noted at 51.21%. Ensco Plc Cl A now has $1.33B valuation. ESV has increased sales at a -0.20% CAGR over the past five years, and is considered a low growth stock.

Shares of ENSCO PLC (ESV) opened at 4.43 on Friday. It has underperformed by 39.93% the S&P500. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in ENSCO PLC during the first quarter worth $297,000. Chicago-based equity research firm Zacks Investment Research has assigned this stock ABR (Average Brokerage Recommendation) of 2.79, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. The company holds 301.81 million outstanding shares and 301.81 million shares are floating in market. The stock decreased 1.13% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $4.38. About 200 shares traded. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500. Its up 0.08, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. The number of shares now owned by investors are 301.81 mln. Scotia Capital maintained the shares of ESV in report on Thursday, March 23 with “Buy” rating. Goldman Sachs Gru holds 5.51 million shares. Gfs Advsr holds 0.25% or 28,054 shares. Gru holds 0.04% or 295,464 shares in its portfolio. Ig Inv Mngmt Ltd owns 340,788 shares. Nomura Holding stated it has 24,342 shares. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded 0%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 3.02%. Furthermore on 4/28/17 Fearnleys “Upgrades” the stock to Buy at $0. Citizens Northern Corp stated it has 0.57% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Beach Investment Counsel Pa has 30,008 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Company shares have been seen trading -61.71% off of the 52 week high and 12.44% away from the 52 week low. Therefore 32% are positive. CA Technologies had 27 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Ensco Plc had 64 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, October 28.

05/01/2017 – ENSCO plc had its “underweight” rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays.

02/03/2017 – ENSCO plc was upgraded to “outperform” by analysts at Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q4 2016. 115 funds opened positions while 706 raised stakes. 275.21 million shares or 8.13% more from 254.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $1.98 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.67. M&R holds 0.41% or 35,438 shares in its portfolio. Intrust State Bank Na, Kansas-based fund reported 123,386 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset Management has invested 0% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Independent Consultants invested in 0% or 86 shares. (NYSE:T). Victory Cap Mgmt has 0.05% invested in AT&T Inc. These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company. Ameritas stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV).

Among 25 analysts covering AT&T Inc. Therefore 34% are positive. The stock of ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, June 19 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, September 28. Narrowing in, the stock is at a distance of -21.20% from the 50 day high and 12.44% off of the 50 day low.Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). As per Tuesday, August 8, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Jefferies maintained ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) on Thursday, November 19 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, July 11 by BMO Capital Markets. Fearnley downgraded ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) on Wednesday, March 9 to “Sell” rating. The rating was upgraded by Johnson Rice to “Accumulate” on Monday, June 13. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Tuesday, July 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 14 by KLR Group.

Vertex One Asset Management Inc decreased Senior Hsg Pptys Tr (NYSE:SNH) stake by 517,983 shares to 445,017 valued at $8.42 million in 2016Q4.

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