Paloma Partners Management Co Buys 133746 Shares of ENSCO PLC (ESV)

The stock of ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) is a huge mover today! When calculating in the EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at -97.50%. Barclays reissued a "sell" recommendation and given a $8.00 target price on stock of Ensco in a note on Thurs, Apr 27th. As concerns shares volumes, in share Capital Company has 317.92 million outstanding shares among them 301.54 million shares have been floated in market exchange. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of ENSCO PLC from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Jefferies fixed a $9.00 price objective on the stock of Ensco and issued the shares a "hold" recommendation in a analysis report on Wed, May 24th.

Among 32 analysts covering Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 16 Hold. Ensco Plc presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $9.79. While the company's share hit the 52 week high on 01/12/17 stationing the value of $12.04. First Manhattan has an ownership of 14,260 stocks of the offshore drilling services provider's shares valued at $121,000 after scooping up an extra 6,000 shares through out the quarter. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Ensco PLC in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number. In contrast, the average volume was 15.37 million shares.

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Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) yearly performance is -54.54% and net profit margin is 27.70%. The offshore drilling services provider reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.06. Argent holds 0.08% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) or 28,130 shares. Analysts forecast that ENSCO PLC will post ($0.23) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 16th. The dividend was $0.010 per share for the quarter which comes to $0.04 on an annualized basis. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 1st. Majedie Asset stated it has 1.65% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). If you are accessing this news story on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA and worldwide trademark & copyright laws. If you are viewing this news story on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA & global copyright & trademark laws. The legal version of this news story can be read at https://www.thestockobserver.com/2017/07/13/piper-jaffray-companies-upgrades-ensco-plc-esv-to-overweight-updated-updated.html. After this sale, 75,607 common shares of ESV are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $371,230. Engy Opportunities Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.31% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Creative Planning boosted its position in ENSCO PLC by 4.8% in the first quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC now owns 13,748 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 364 shares in the last quarter. If ESV is undervalued and the market situation is in decline stage, it might be a good investment too. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Ensco Plc during the first quarter worth about $24,001,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 547,531 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock worth $4,900,000 after buying an additional 15,777 shares during the last quarter. Finally, HRT Financial LLC purchased a new position in shares of ENSCO PLC during the first quarter worth approximately $126,000. Swiss National Bank now owns 499,438 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock worth $4,470,000 after buying an additional 4,100 shares during the last quarter. 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. More interesting news about ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Ensco plc and Atwood Oceanics, Inc". (AES) reported Tuesday that their contract to form a new worldwide energy storage technology and services company under the name Fluence. Its segments include Floaters, Jackups and Other. Its Floaters segment includes the Business's drillships and semisubmersible rigs.

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