Media coverage about ENI (NYSE:E) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ENI earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.2717073183029 out of 100, meaning that recent press 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 impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Eni says Indonesia approves Merakes field development plan (seekingalpha.com)
- Eni to Focus on Offshore Natural Gas Resources in Algeria (zacks.com)
- Eni to invest 7 bn in Italy in 4 yrs (2) (ansa.it)
- Eni: Development Plan for Merakes Field Approved (rigzone.com)
- Eni to build 220 MW of solar at its Italian facilities (pv-magazine.com)
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank raised ENI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered ENI from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $29.44 to $34.24 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised ENI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, January 29th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.75.
ENI (NYSE:E) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.20. The business had revenue of $24.59 billion during the quarter. ENI had a return on equity of 4.95% and a net margin of 4.91%. equities analysts anticipate that ENI will post 2.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 7th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.6444 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 3.72%. ENI’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 86.75%.
ENI Company Profile
Eni S.p.A. engages in the oil and gas, electricity generation and sale, and petrochemicals businesses. The company is involved in the oil and natural gas exploration, and field development and production activities, as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations in 46 countries, including Italy, Libya, Egypt, Norway, the United Kingdom, Angola, Congo, Nigeria, the United States, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Australia, Venezuela, Iraq, Indonesia, Ghana, and Mozambique.
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