News articles about Seadrill (NASDAQ:SDRL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Seadrill earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.4437424131695 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.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Seadrill (NASDAQ:SDRL) traded down 20.7665% on Thursday, reaching $0.2274. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,632,044 shares. Seadrill has a 52 week low of $0.15 and a 52 week high of $4.59. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $0.32 and its 200-day moving average price is $0.70. The company’s market capitalization is $114.71 million.

Several research firms have commented on SDRL. Zacks Investment Research lowered Seadrill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Societe Generale lowered Seadrill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Sell” and an average target price of $0.75.

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About Seadrill

Seadrill Limited is an offshore drilling contractor providing offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry. The Company’s primary business is the ownership and operation of drillships, semi-submersible rigs and jack-up rigs for operations in shallow-, mid-, deep-, and ultra deepwater areas, and in benign and harsh environments.

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