Seadrill Partners (SDLP) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.06

News coverage about Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Seadrill Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.0961349222615 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Seadrill Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub downgraded Seadrill Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, September 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Seadrill Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 15th.

Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) traded up $0.03 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $3.34. The company had a trading volume of 155,330 shares, compared to its average volume of 230,041. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 2.08 and a current ratio of 2.08. The company has a market capitalization of $249.17, a P/E ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 2.24. Seadrill Partners has a fifty-two week low of $2.61 and a fifty-two week high of $5.32.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 7th were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 6th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 11.98%. Seadrill Partners’s payout ratio is presently 13.89%.

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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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