Media coverage about Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Noble Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the oil and gas development company an impact score of 46.2245557158092 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Noble Energy (NBL) opened at 28.33 on Thursday. The firm’s market capitalization is $13.37 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $25.53 and a 200-day moving average of $29.09. Noble Energy has a 52 week low of $22.99 and a 52 week high of $42.03.

Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The oil and gas development company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.18. The company had revenue of $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.05 billion. Noble Energy had a negative net margin of 141.45% and a negative return on equity of 64.08%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 25.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.24) EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Noble Energy will post ($0.16) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NBL has been the topic of several analyst reports. Citigroup Inc. dropped their target price on shares of Noble Energy from $45.00 to $38.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Scotiabank reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of Noble Energy in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Cowen and Company set a $35.00 target price on shares of Noble Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Noble Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 target price (down from $36.00) on shares of Noble Energy in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, nineteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Noble Energy currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $41.30.

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Noble Energy Company Profile

Noble Energy, Inc is an independent energy company. The Company is engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration, development, production and acquisition. The Company’s segments include: United States, including the onshore DJ Basin, Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, Marcellus Shale and offshore deepwater Gulf of Mexico, as well as the consolidated accounts of Noble Midstream Partners LP (Noble Midstream Partners); Eastern Mediterranean, including offshore Israel and Cyprus; West Africa, including offshore Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon, and Other International and Corporate, including new ventures, such as offshore the Falkland Islands, Suriname and Newfoundland.

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