Noble Energy (NBL) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.25

News headlines about Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Noble Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas development company an impact score of 47.3964395096076 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Noble Energy (NBL) traded down $0.56 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $31.67. 4,399,532 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,179,180. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 0.95. Noble Energy has a 52-week low of $22.99 and a 52-week high of $40.89. The firm has a market cap of $15,680.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.94 and a beta of 1.16.

Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The oil and gas development company reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.11. Noble Energy had a negative net margin of 45.85% and a positive return on equity of 1.06%. The firm had revenue of $960.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $961.61 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.07) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 target price on shares of Noble Energy in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Imperial Capital assumed coverage on shares of Noble Energy in a report on Thursday, September 28th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Capital One Financial upgraded shares of Noble Energy from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Noble Energy in a report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $35.00 target price on shares of Noble Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Noble Energy has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $39.47.

In other Noble Energy news, CEO David L. Stover bought 19,000 shares of Noble Energy stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $26.31 per share, for a total transaction of $499,890.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 727,254 shares in the company, valued at $19,134,052.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Thomas J. Edelman sold 200,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.99, for a total transaction of $5,398,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 2,952,878 shares in the company, valued at $79,698,177.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 518,787 shares of company stock worth $14,283,745. 2.28% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Noble Energy

Noble Energy, Inc is an independent energy company. The Company is engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration, development, production and acquisition. The Company’s segments include: United States, including the onshore DJ Basin, Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, Marcellus Shale and offshore deepwater Gulf of Mexico, as well as the consolidated accounts of Noble Midstream Partners LP (Noble Midstream Partners); Eastern Mediterranean, including offshore Israel and Cyprus; West Africa, including offshore Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon, and Other International and Corporate, including new ventures, such as offshore the Falkland Islands, Suriname and Newfoundland.

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