NYSE:ESV - Ensco Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$4.45 +0.05 (+1.14 %)
(As of 03/21/2019 11:26 AM ET)
Previous Close$4.40
Today's Range$4.34 - $4.46
52-Week Range$3.19 - $9.51
Volume234,024 shs
Average Volume10.64 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.94 billion
P/E Ratio-3.31
Dividend Yield0.91%
Ensco Plc engages in the provision of offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry. It operates its business through the following segments: Floaters, Jackups, and Others. The Floaters segment includes drill ships and semisubmersible rigs. The Jackups segment offers contract drilling service. The Others segment consists of management services on rigs owned by third-parties. The company was founded on July 3, 1905 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Drilling oil & gas wells



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.71 billion
Book Value$18.50 per share


Net Income$-639,700,000.00


Market Cap$1.94 billion
Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated)

Ensco (NYSE:ESV) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ensco's stock symbol?

Ensco trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ESV."

How often does Ensco pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ensco?

Ensco announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 26th. Investors of record on Monday, March 11th will be given a dividend of $0.01 per share on Friday, March 22nd. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 8th. View Ensco's Dividend History.

How were Ensco's earnings last quarter?

Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 28th. The offshore drilling services provider reported ($0.39) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.38) by $0.01. The offshore drilling services provider had revenue of $399 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $404.69 million. Ensco had a negative return on equity of 6.95% and a negative net margin of 37.51%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.23) earnings per share. View Ensco's Earnings History.

When is Ensco's next earnings date?

Ensco is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ensco.

What price target have analysts set for ESV?

17 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Ensco's shares. Their predictions range from $3.60 to $14.00. On average, they expect Ensco's stock price to reach $7.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 66.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ensco.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ensco?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ensco in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Ensco.

Has Ensco been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about ESV stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ensco earned a media sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the offshore drilling services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Ensco?

Ensco saw a drop in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 78,868,408 shares, a drop of 7.0% from the February 15th total of 84,817,354 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 12,165,526 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.5 days. Approximately 18.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Ensco's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Ensco's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Ensco own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ensco investors own include General Electric (GE), Transocean (RIG), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), Micron Technology (MU), Ford Motor (F), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Twitter (TWTR).

Who are Ensco's key executives?

Ensco's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Carl G. Trowell, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Patrick Carey Lowe, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Jonathan H. Baksht, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • John Stokes Knowlton, Senior Vice President-Technical
  • Michael Terence McGuinty, Secretary, Senior VP & General Counsel

Who are Ensco's major shareholders?

Ensco's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.98%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.78%), FMR LLC (6.59%), Contrarius Investment Management Ltd (4.50%), Elephas Investment Management Ltd (2.03%) and Van ECK Associates Corp (1.91%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ensco.

Which major investors are selling Ensco stock?

ESV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Odey Asset Management Group Ltd, FMR LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Manning & Napier Group LLC, CWM LLC, Robotti Robert, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Voloridge Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ensco.

Which major investors are buying Ensco stock?

ESV stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Elephas Investment Management Ltd, Ruffer LLP, Manikay Partners LLC, Norges Bank, Van ECK Associates Corp, Alpine Associates Management Inc., TVR Capital Management LP and Nomura Holdings Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ensco.

How do I buy shares of Ensco?

Shares of ESV can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ensco's stock price today?

One share of ESV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.41.

How big of a company is Ensco?

Ensco has a market capitalization of $1.93 billion and generates $1.71 billion in revenue each year. The offshore drilling services provider earns $-639,700,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($1.34) on an earnings per share basis. Ensco employs 4,400 workers across the globe.

What is Ensco's official website?

The official website for Ensco is http://www.enscoplc.com.

How can I contact Ensco?

Ensco's mailing address is 6 CHESTERFIELD GARDENS, LONDON X0, W1J5BQ. The offshore drilling services provider can be reached via phone at 44-20-7659-4660 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ensco (NYSE ESV)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  592 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  847 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,439
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ensco and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ESV will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ESV will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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