News headlines about Seadrill Partners (NASDAQ:SDLP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Seadrill Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.6699333456287 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Seadrill Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Seadrill Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Seadrill Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.50.

Seadrill Partners (NASDAQ SDLP) opened at 3.57 on Friday. Seadrill Partners has a 1-year low of $2.61 and a 1-year high of $5.32. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $3.10 and its 200-day moving average price is $3.36. The stock has a market cap of $327.80 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1.10.

Seadrill Partners (NASDAQ:SDLP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 24th. The oil and gas company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.09. Seadrill Partners had a return on equity of 18.72% and a net margin of 32.64%. The company had revenue of $267.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $231 million. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Seadrill Partners will post $1.50 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 29th will be issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 25th.

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Seadrill Partners Company Profile

Seadrill Partners LLC is an offshore deepwater drilling company. The Company owns, operates and acquires offshore drilling units. The Company’s subsidiaries include Seadrill Operating LP, Seadrill Capricorn Holdings LLC and Seadrill Partners Operating LLC (collectively, OPCO). The Company’s segment is OPCO’s fleet.

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