News articles about Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Statoil ASA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.0899169954839 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Statoil ASA (NYSE STO) traded up $0.18 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $20.13. 898,564 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,434,179. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The firm has a market cap of $65,322.84, a P/E ratio of 20.54, a P/E/G ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 0.96. Statoil ASA has a 52-week low of $16.18 and a 52-week high of $21.02.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. downgraded shares of Statoil ASA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. BMO Capital Markets downgraded shares of Statoil ASA from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Bank of America downgraded shares of Statoil ASA from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Statoil ASA from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Scotiabank reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Statoil ASA in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.33.

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Statoil ASA Company Profile

Statoil ASA (Statoil) is an energy company. The Company is engaged in oil and gas exploration and production activities. The Company’s segments include Development and Production Norway (DPN), Development and Production International (DPI), Marketing, Midstream and Processing (MMP) and Other. DPN segment manages the Company’s upstream activities on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids.

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