Capital One Financial Corporation Comments on ENSCO PLC's Q1 2018 Earnings (ESV)

The share of Ensco plc (ESV) now has a value of $4.45 while the company's 52 week low is at $4.32, the shares dropped to the 52 week low on 08/09/17. Oxford Asset Management now owns 943,550 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock worth $8,445,000 after buying an additional 131,646 shares during the period. Gibney anticipates that the offshore drilling services provider will post earnings per share of ($0.06) for the quarter.

Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on ESV.

On June 30 the company was set at "Underperform" in a report from Bank of America a cut from the previous "Underperform" rating. BidaskClub lowered shares of ENSCO PLC from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd.

Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Ensco Plc from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Landscape Capital Management Ltd Company holds 0.09% or 55,378 shares in its portfolio. On June 19 the company was upgraded to "Overweight" from " by PiperJaffray. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. ENSCO PLC has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $9.64. About 3.18 million shares traded.

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Company shares last traded at $4.45 which is significantly below $5.24, the stock's 50 day moving average and well below the 200 day moving average of $7.74. The lowest target is $60.0 while the high is $63.0. The stock has a market cap of $1.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.81 and a beta of 1.64.

Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The offshore drilling services provider reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.06. Parkside Finance Fincl Bank stated it has 0% of its portfolio in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). The company had revenue of $457.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $453.48 million. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 49.7% compared to the same quarter past year.

Research analysts at Capital One Financial Corporation lowered their Q2 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Ensco Plc in a report released on Wednesday. RBC Capital Markets maintained ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) rating on Friday, July 31. If you are viewing this article on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide copyright laws. The original version of this piece can be accessed at

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. As of the end of the quarter Bridgewater Associates, Lp had disposed of 778,679 shares trimming its stake by 43.7%. Bridgewater Associates, Lp now holds 1,002,299 shares with a value of $5,172,000. Finally, HRT Financial LLC acquired a new position in Ensco Plc during the first quarter worth $126,000. Creative Planning now owns 13,135 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock valued at $118,000 after buying an additional 601 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its stake in ENSCO PLC by 969.0% in the first quarter. ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 11,635 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 180 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning raised its position in Ensco Plc by 4.8% in the first quarter. The firm owned 24,804 shares of the offshore drilling services provider's stock after buying an additional 4,039 shares during the period. Parsec Financial Management Inc sold 62,805 shares as Ensco (ESV)'s stock declined 27.69%. Agf Investments Inc. now holds 686,164 shares valued at $3,543,000. Ensco Plc had 64 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The Floaters segment includes its drillships and semisubmersible rigs, and provides contract drilling. The Company operates through three segments: Floaters, Jackups and Other.

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