FMC Technologies (FTI) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.05

Press coverage about FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FMC Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.476900000205 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) traded down $0.12 on Tuesday, hitting $26.50. The stock had a trading volume of 2,177,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,107,823. FMC Technologies has a 12 month low of $24.53 and a 12 month high of $37.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 1.22 and a quick ratio of 1.14.

FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The oil and gas company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.46 by ($0.07). The firm had revenue of $4.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.87 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.22 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 74.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that FMC Technologies will post 1.61 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be given a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 20th. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.96%.

FTI has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine downgraded FMC Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. HSBC Holdings PLC reiterated a “reduce” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of FMC Technologies in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Gabelli upgraded FMC Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, October 20th. Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded FMC Technologies from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $31.50 target price on shares of FMC Technologies in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.83.

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FMC Technologies Company Profile

FMC Technologies, Inc is a global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. The Company designs, manufactures and services a range of systems and products, including subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead production systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions and marine loading systems.

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