Ensco Plc (ESV) Stake Increased by BlackRock Inc

The Floaters and the Jackups segments provide contract drilling.

The return on assets (ROA) (aka return on total assets, return on average assets), is one of the most widely used profitability ratios because it is related to both profit margin and asset turnover, and shows the rate of return for both creditors and investors of the company.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. It is positive, as 51 investors sold ENSCO PLC shares while 94 reduced holdings. Karpus Management Inc. owns 682,524 shares or 0.51% of their USA portfolio.

Hourglass Capital Llc increased Ensco Plc (ESV) stake by 39.9% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Ensco Plc by 19.5% in the 2nd quarter. The firm has fifty days moving average percentage of 12.18% to its latest price change. First Manhattan Co. raised its stake in Ensco Plc by 72.6% in the first quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 25,029 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock valued at $129,000 after acquiring an additional 937 shares during the last 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 last quarter. State Treasurer State Of Michigan has invested 0% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). ESV has recorded a 50-day average of $5.05 and a two hundred day average of $6.18. The company's market cap is $1.69 Billion, and the average volume is 18.42 Million. Important factors to focus when evaluating a stock's present and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels.

Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 0.40%. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at -0.1. Ensco Plc's revenue was down 49.7% compared to the same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) has high EPS estimates of $0.08 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.22. Additionally the company recently declared a dividend which was paid on Friday September 22nd, 2017. National Bank Of Mellon invested in 0.01% or 5.58 million shares. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 8th.

09/25/2017 - ENSCO plc was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at UBS. As a company's earnings per share being to rise, so does their market value per share.

Among 33 analysts covering Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 16 Hold. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded Ensco Plc from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating and lowered their price target for the company from $9.20 to $8.00 in a research report on Monday, June 19th. Tudor Pickering assumed coverage on shares of Ensco Plc in a research note on Thursday, March 23rd. Moreover, Cetera Advsrs Limited Liability has 0% invested in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) for 10,421 shares.

A total of 29 brokerages have issued a ratings update on Ensco. Where the relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine excess buying & selling conditions of an asset, it is one of the most popular technical indicators, computed on the basis of the speed and direction of a stock's price movement. Ensco Plc has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $11.17.

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Ensco plc is an offshore contract drilling company. The Firm provides offshore contract drilling services to the global gas and oil industry. The Company's divisions include Floaters, Jackups and Other. The Floaters segment includes its drillships and semisubmersible rigs, and provides contract drilling.

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