Seadrill Partners (SDLP) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.12

Headlines about Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Seadrill Partners earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0710591232587 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Seadrill Partners (SDLP) traded down $0.04 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $3.07. The company had a trading volume of 52,655 shares, compared to its average volume of 295,942. The company has a quick ratio of 2.08, a current ratio of 2.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $284.65, a P/E ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.93. Seadrill Partners has a 12 month low of $2.61 and a 12 month high of $4.20.

Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.16. Seadrill Partners had a return on equity of 3.42% and a net margin of 12.52%.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 12th. Investors of record on Monday, March 5th were given a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 2nd. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 13.03%. Seadrill Partners’s dividend payout ratio is currently 16.95%.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Seadrill Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st.

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About Seadrill Partners

Seadrill Partners LLC is an offshore deepwater drilling company. The Company owns, operates and acquires offshore drilling units. The Company’s subsidiaries include Seadrill Operating LP, Seadrill Capricorn Holdings LLC and Seadrill Partners Operating LLC (collectively, OPCO). The Company’s segment is OPCO’s fleet.

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