Media coverage about CNOOC (NYSE:CEO) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CNOOC earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.472792046613 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

CNOOC (NYSE:CEO) traded up 1.29% during trading on Thursday, hitting $129.74. The company had a trading volume of 109,299 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $57.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.63 and a beta of 0.75. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $121.60 and a 200 day moving average of $116.02. CNOOC has a one year low of $108.05 and a one year high of $138.36.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 7th will be given a dividend of $2.5567 per share. This represents a yield of 4.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 6th.

Several research firms recently commented on CEO. CLSA upgraded CNOOC from a “sell” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, September 29th. BidaskClub upgraded CNOOC from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Bank of America Corporation upgraded CNOOC from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CNOOC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded CNOOC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $131.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. CNOOC has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $131.00.

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CNOOC Company Profile

CNOOC Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in the exploration, production and trading of oil and gas. Its businesses include conventional oil and gas businesses, shale oil and gas businesses, oil sands businesses and other unconventional oil and gas businesses. The Company mainly operates businesses through three segments.

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