Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.14

Headlines about Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Statoil ASA earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.0293145837583 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of Statoil ASA (STO) opened at $21.51 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $71,481.32, a PE ratio of 15.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a current ratio of 1.36. Statoil ASA has a 12-month low of $16.18 and a 12-month high of $24.47.

Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The oil and gas company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.05. Statoil ASA had a return on equity of 11.86% and a net margin of 7.50%. The company had revenue of $17.11 billion for the quarter. equities analysts anticipate that Statoil ASA will post 1.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 9th were given a dividend of $0.16 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.00677966101694915%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 8th. Statoil ASA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 50.36%.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on STO shares. ValuEngine raised Statoil ASA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Credit Suisse Group raised Statoil ASA from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Statoil ASA from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Macquarie upgraded Statoil ASA from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Statoil ASA from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $21.00.

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About Statoil ASA

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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